Court Of Appeal Judge Launches A Book

Accra, 7th May, 2014 – Sir Justice Dennis Dominic Adjei, a Court of Appeal Judge, launches a book titled, ‘‘Modern Approach to the Law of Interpretation in Ghana’’ at the National Theatre at 2pm on the 23rd of May, 2014.

This book, which will serve as a very useful reference material to every person who believes in the rule of law and wishes to fully appreciate the Ghanaian political administration, deals comprehensively with approaches adopted by judges in the interpretations of our laws and highlights, specifically, the various approaches used by the nine Justices of the Supreme Court in formulating their respective judgements on the 2012 Election Petition.

Democratic developments and the need to entrench constitutional rule in Ghana require that every citizen acquires some working knowledge of the law. This book, coming on the heels of an important development in the Ghanaian jurisprudence ‘‘the 2012 Election Petition,’’ gives useful insights on the legal thoughts which informed the decision of each of the judges. It also educates the reader on other useful legal subjects such as the thirty-two common law presumptions and the construction of will, deeds, and documents. Other subjects covered by the book are:

Repealed and retroactive legislations
Constitutional interpretation
The meanings of words like ‘‘shall,’’ ‘‘may,’’ and ‘‘must.’’

The author , Sir Dennis Adjei is a Justice of the Court of Appeal in Ghana. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Law of Interpretation of Statutes, Deeds and Documents at the Ghana School of Law, Main Campus, Accra. He attended the University of Ghana, Legon, and the Ghana School of Law, Accra.

He holds an Executive Master in Public Administration (EMPA) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration ( GIMPA), a Master of Laws ( LLM) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of London and a Master of Laws in Judicial Studies from Duke University School of Law in the United States of America. Sir Dennis was knighted by the holy Father Benedict xvi to the order of ST. Gregory the great in 2005.

Students, media professionals, lawyers, and, indeed, the general public will find the book very useful indeed.

Zakaria Tanko Musah
Lecturer, Communications, Media Law/ Ethics
Ghana Institute of Journalism
P. O. Box GP667Accra – Ghana
Tel: 00233247144160
Email: [email protected]

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