Public Cases

SENSITISATION WORKSHOP ON WHISTLEBLOWER ACT AND PROCUREMENT STANDARD CLAUSE

The Office of the Attorney- General and Ministry of Justice organized a one day sensitization workshop on  the Whistleblower Act, 2006 (ACT 720) and Procurement Standard Clause on 12th December, 2019 at the British Council PD Center in Accra.

The aim of the workshop was to create awareness on the Whistleblower Act and the Procurement Standard Clause as part of efforts to strengthen the capacity of anti-corruption advocates, government officials, civil society groups and private sector in the fight against corruption.

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE PARTICIPATES IN THE MAIDEN RESULT FAIR PROGRAMME

 The Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice participated in the maiden ‘Result Fair Programme’ which was organized by the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation in collaboration with the Ministry of Information. The programme was held at the Accra International Conference Centre.  

IMPROVING THE JUSTICE FOR ALL PROGRAMME: VIEWS OF STAKEHOLDERS

The Justice for All Pragramme (JFAP) is an initiative of the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice, introduced in Ghana in 2007 to help promote access to justice and for speedy trial of cases of remand prisoners.  The programme, which has been in existence for the past 10 years aims at reducing prison overcrowding by setting up special in-prison courts to adjudicate remand prisoners’ cases throughout the country.  The programme is implemented in collaboration with the Judicial Service, Police Service, Prisons Service, Legal Aid Commission, Commission on Human Rights and Adm

DECRIMINALIZING ATTEMPTED SUICIDE FROM OUR STATUTE BOOKS

If media reports in recent time are anything worthy of attention then one could say without any scintilla of doubt that suicide is commonplace in Ghana.

For instance while the “Daily Graphic” of September 15, 2015 reported that Ghana records 1,500 suicide cases annually as a result of depression , the phenomenon – on Ghanaian University campuses -  made the most alarming headlines in the first quarter of this year.

GHANA TRIUMPHS IN MARITIME BOUNDARY DISPUTE WITH COTE D’IVOIRE.

The efforts of the Office Attorney General and Ministry of Justice in the maritime boundary dispute with Cote d’Ivoire saved the country billions of dollars when it ensured Ghana’s victory in the three-year landmark case at the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

It’s a ruling that has positive implications for the country’s oil and gas industry. Expert have said the international court would most likely have ordered Ghana to pay 49-billion-dollar reparation to Cote d’Ivoire from the date Ghana commenced drilling of oil in commercial quantities.

Ghana Initiates Arbitration Proceedings to Settle Boundary Dispute with Cote d'Ivoire

The case, according to the AG will take at least three years. The two parties are to agree on three independent arbitrators by mutual consent. The president of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to which both countries belong to, will be compelled to appoint the arbitrators should the two parties fail to reach an agreement on the arbitrators.