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The law of chieftaincy in Ghana

S. A. Brobbey

The law of chieftaincy in Ghana

incorporating customary arbitration, contempt of court, judicial review

by S. A. Brobbey

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Published by Advanced Legal Publications in Accra, Ghana .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Customary law courts -- Ghana,
  • Chiefdoms -- Ghana

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 703-704) and index.

    Other titlesChieftaincy in Ghana
    Statementby S.A. Brobbey.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKRX3480 .B76 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationliv, 704 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages704
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23921517M
    ISBN 109988758634
    ISBN 109789988758622
    LC Control Number2009334145

    Get this from a library! Nkrumah & the chiefs: the politics of chieftaincy in Ghana, [Richard Rathbone] -- "Kwame Nkrumah's Convention Peoples' Party was committed not only to the rapid termination of British colonial rule but also to the elimination of the chiefly power. This book .   Buy The Structure of Chieftaincy by Kwesi Amoa (eBook) online at Lulu. Visit the Lulu Marketplace for product details, ratings, and reviews. This book describes and explains the role and definition of traditional Chief's from the Akan speaking people of West Africa, Ghana. its agent, or the law. Please check to confirm * required field. (viii) Selective justice - they don't send their own to the law courts except their opponents. That is how they fight corruption. (ix) Politicians meddle in chieftaincy thereby creating disagreements and conflicts. Nkrumah towed the line of his colonial masters by dividing Asanteman to create Brong Ahafo region for political expediency. For example, the constitution of Ghana acknowledge the chieftaincy institution and defines who a chief is in Article ; "chief means a person, who, hailing from the appropriate family and lineage, who has been validly nominated, elected or selected and enstooled, enskinned or installed as a chief or queen mother in accordance with the Cited by: 8.


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The law of chieftaincy in Ghana incorporating customary arbitration, contempt of court, judicial review by S. Brobbey. Published by Advanced Legal Publications in Accra, Ghana. Written in English. The law of chieftaincy in Ghana: incorporating customary arbitration, contempt of court, judicial review.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The law of chieftaincy in Ghana: incorporating customary arbitration, contempt of court, judicial The law of chieftaincy in Ghana book by S.

Brobbey; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Chiefdoms, Customary law courts, Human rights, Ghana, Constitutional law, Ghana. Description: "Between and the creation of the First Republic inGhanaian governments sought to discard the chiefly principle in local government, then to weaken chieftaincy by attrition and eventually, by altering the legal basis of chieftaincy, to incorporate and control a considerably altered chieftaincy.

The book demonstrates that chieftaincy was consciously and systematically reconstructed in the decade of the s with implications which The law of chieftaincy in Ghana book still be felt in modern Ghana. Making the observation at the launch of a page book on 'The Law of Chieftaincy in Ghana,' in Accra yesterday, he stressed that conflicts revolving around rights to accession or land had led to deaths and destruction of property.

Chieftaincy in Ghana is an extensive account of the many roles of chiefs in modern society. Kodzo Paaku Kludze provides detailed accounts and analyses of the law practices, rituals, and customs.

politics and chieftaincy in Ghana in the context of customary law by tracing the position of chiefs throughout the history of Ghana. Furthermore, the paper argues that Chieftaincy in Ghana is the custodian of customary values and norms, one The law of chieftaincy in Ghana book the few The law of chieftaincy in Ghana book institutions that have survived all the three phases of Ghana’s political history; and that it occupies the vacuum created.

The law of chieftaincy in Ghana book Ghana, chieftaincy institutions act as custodians for about 80% of the total land area, and are responsible for leasing or allocating land while official planning institutions determine and Author: Kwame Boafo-Arthur.

OF GHANA ENTITLED CHIEFTAINCY ACT, ANACT to revise and consolidate the Chieftaincy Act, (Act ) to bring its provisions in conformity with the Constitution and to provide for related matters. DATE OF ASSENT: 16th June, ENACTED by the President and Parliament: National House ofChi¢ NationalHouse ofChiefs Size: KB.

Article of the Constitution of Ghana defines chief as a person, who, hailing from the appropriate family and lineage, has been validly nominated, elected or selected, and enstooled, enskinned or installed as a chief or queen mother in accordance with the relevant customary law.

Kwame Nkrumah, who won independence for Ghana inwas the first African statesman to achieve world recognition. Nkrumah and his movement also brought about the end of independent chieftaincyone of the most fundamental changes in the history of Ghana/5(3).

Ghana. Introduction One of the factors that influenced the establishment of the chieftaincy institution in Ghana was the quest for cooperation, peace, and security. In early times when the Gold Coast The law of chieftaincy in Ghana book Ghana) had not been established, the people were hunters and gatherers.

InFile Size: KB. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. The law of chieftaincy in Ghana: incorporating customary arbitration, contempt of court, judicial review in SearchWorks catalog.

Among these disputes are the Bawku, and the Dagbon Chieftaincy Disputes. Using the Bawku Chieftaincy Dispute as a case study, this book has shown that chieftaincy disputes in Ghana have negative socio-politico-economic consequences on the Ghanaian : Patrick Kwasi Brobbey.

In pre-colonial times, chieftaincy constituted the axis for the exercise of executive, legislative and judicial powers. Since the colonial era, the institution has been linked to the politics of.

Chieftaincy Conflicts in Ghana: A Case Study of Ga Mashie Chieftaincy Conflict under the Fourth Republic by Paul Acheampong Boakye A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS GRADUATE PROGRAM IN POLITICAL SCIENCE CALGARY, ALBERTA AUGUST, Chieftaincy in Ghana The Role Of Chieftaincy In Ghana (I)Article of the Constitution of Ghana defines a chief as a person, who, hailing from the appropriate family and lineage, has been validly nominated, elected or selected and enstooled, enskinned or installed as a chief or queen mother in accordance with the relevant customary law and usage.

Chieftaincy is one of the most enduring traditional institutions of Ghana and has displayed remarkable resilience from pre-colonial through colonial and post-colonial times.

Chiefs combined executive, legislative, judicial, military, economic and religious : Today Ghana. special reference to Ghana. It also examines how the Chieftaincy institution changed through time. There are about twelve sections in this course and they include: Overview of Chieftaincy, Categories of Chiefs, Chieftaincy and Colonialism, Chieftaincy and Religion, Chieftaincy and Modern Governance, Chiefs and Development,File Size: KB.

The law of chieftaincy in Ghana: incorporating: customary arbitration, contempt of court, judicial review. 1 CHIEFTAINCY AND THE LAW IN MODERN GHANA [] VOL.

XVIII UGLJ — KUMADO C.E.K. It is not proposed in this article to give a detailed account of the institution of chieftaincy as it operates in the various communities in Ghana.

What follows is merely an attempt to highlight the main features of the institution, the main factors influencing and directing it and the major.

This research work attempts to explore how the chieftaincy institution in Ghana assists in conflict resolution, why it has not been able to perform its conflict resolution roles as expected, and how best its functions can be improved.

The study is. The end of independent chieftaincy must be one of the most fundamental changes in the long history of Ghana, and one of the central achievements that Kwame Nkrumah and his movement brought about. Nkrumah & the Chiefs examines a radical nationalist government's attempts to destroy chieftaincy in : Paperback.

The Gold Coast (now Ghana), became an official British colony in with the Order in Council of which defined local norms, customary law, practices and usages. In this backdrop, amongst the first major legalization of the chieftaincy institution was the Chiefs Ordinance inan instrument meant to support the evidence of the.

The Politics of Chieftaincy examines debates over authority and property in Accra, Ghana, during the peak decades of British colonial rule. Between andimperial policies marginalized educated elites, local authorities, and landowners in favor of Ga chiefs, whom the British authorities viewed as more loyal to the empire.

“Sources and Resolution of Chieftaincy and Land Conflicts in Ghana” NHC/ZIF Conference Hosted by KAIPTC Accra 15 – 16 June Moderator: Prof.

Irene K. Odotei (University of Ghana, Legon) Day 1: Tuesday, 15 June Arrival and Registration of Participants at. The Supreme Court of Ghana, in The Ghana Bar Association v.

The Attorney General, has unanimously decided that, even under the Constitution, High Court and the Court of Appeal have no jurisdiction in chieftaincy matters. Even if this decision itself is correct, it is nevertheless premised on highly questionable legal propositions and dicta Cited by: 5.

Kumado, C.E.K. Chieftaincy and the Law in Modern Ghana 18 U.G.L.J. Ray, Donald I. Divided Sovereignty: Traditional Authority and the State in Ghana 37 J.

Legal Pluralism Boafo-Arthur, Kwame Chieftaincy and Politics In Ghana Since 3 W. Afr. R Cited by: 2. revered institution in Ghana which occupies the vacuum created by Ghana’s modern political structures in terms of customary arbitration and law and enforcement at the communal level. A critical feature of chieftaincy in Ghana is gender.

The re- sponsibilities and positions of men and women are well. As a result, this paper seeks to assess how politics has longitudinally influenced the institution of chieftaincy and customary law. The Chieftaincy Institution in Ghana Chieftaincy is one of the few resilient institutions that have survived all the three phases of Ghana's political history during pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial eras.

When the republic of Ghana was founded init was agreed that the chieftaincy system should be respected. When President Jerry John Rawlings came to power inthe situation changed completed. In his 20 years long term of office, chiefs were prosecuted. When in President John Agyekum Kufuor was elected, chieftaincy was rehabilitated.

The Ministry for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs is the official Ghanaian agency responsible the creation of linkages between the Government of Ghana and the traditional authorities in the country.

Based on recommendations by the African Peer Review Mechanism and the citizenry the Jerry John Rawlings administration established the ministry to address the recommendations.

The Ministry was Agency executive: Kofi Dzamesi, Minister. Chieftaincy and Christianity: A Religio-Cultural Dilemma Facing Ghanaian Christianity. the paper reviewed related literature on chieftaincy in Ghana, and conducted interviews. Chieftaincy and Christianity: A Religio-Cultural Dilemma Facing Ghanaian Christianity.

Open Science Repository Religion and Theology, Online. History. The roots of Akan chieftaincy are unknown. Written sources are scarce.

When the Akan were settling in the Tekyiman Region, in the period beforethey had already long used the chieftaincy system. The paramount chief held a position that can be compared to that of an absolutist king. When the Republic of Ghana was founded init was agreed that the chieftaincy system should.

Chieftaincy as an important social institution which binds the people together is fraught with numerous disputes. Chieftaincy disputes are the misunderstanding, that occurs between two or more fractions on the enstoolment or enskinment of a chief or the misunderstanding between an incumbent chief and some of.

An Analysis of Conflicts in Ghana: The Case of Dagbon Chieftaincy. Abdul Karim Issifu. [email protected] MPhil Candidate, Institute for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Abstract. The aim of this study is to analyse the dynamics of Dagbon chieftaincy conflict in northern Ghana and to examine how Rwandan’s File Size: KB. INTRODUCTION OF COLONIAL LAW IN GHANA Colonial law or Western law in the broad African context is a reference to either British, French, Spanish, or Portuguese law.

For Ghana it is, understandably, British law. Ghana remained a British colony until March 6, Present-day Ghana came under the AUTHOR'S NOTE: A revised and enlarged version of. The Politicisation of a Chieftaincy Conflict 5 for chieftaincy titles amongst Ghana’s new elite since the s.

Brempong () was one of the first to highlight this phenomenon by indicating that many paramount chiefs in Ashanti are high level professionals or university graduates. Abstract.

The paper delineates what is seen as key challenges to the chieftaincy institution in Ghana. Historical challenges in the form of colonial attempts to sidestep the institution and the attempts by the immediate post independence governments to subjugate and divest them of their economic strength through drastic laws, never cowed the by: For example, the constitution of Ghana acknowledge the chieftaincy institution and defines who a chief is in Article ; "chief means a person, who, hailing from the appropriate family and lineage, who has been validly nominated, elected or selected and enstooled, enskinned or installed as a chief or queen mother in accordance with the.

- A book titled, ‘’The Law pdf Mortgages in Ghana’’ has been launched with a call on players in the financial and legal sectors to pay critical attention to mortgaging and its.JUDICIAL AND LEGAL INTERVENTION IN CHIEFTAINCY LAW AND ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATION FOR POLICY.Define chieftaincy.

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