Public Cases

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.