A Festschrift is a celebration in writing. This Festschrift honours Nana Dr. Samuel Kwadwo Boaten Asante - a most distinguished legal scholar, practitioner and policymaker and a towering figure in the Ghanaian legal community. Throughout his academic and professional life, Dr. SKB Asante advanced the interests of the developing world through his scholarship, advocacy and counsel in law, development and public policy matters. Through a career that spans more than half a century of working with international organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank, various governments around the world and academic establishments in Ghana and abroad, he worked tirelessly to introduce fresh perspectives to provide countries at the periphery of the international system with a meaningful opportunity to pursue their development aspirations. Dr. Asante is a former Solicitor-General and Deputy Attorney-General of Ghana. He was the Chairman of the Committee of Experts that drafted proposals for Ghana's current Constitution. He has published extensively including articles in the Yale Law Journal, American Journal of International Law, Review of Ghana Law and Cornell Law Journal. This Festschrift contains forty-two chapters written by forty-seven authors with outstanding credentials from various countries. The authors include Justices of the superior courts of Ghana, England and Wales; a Judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal; experts on international investment law, international and domestic arbitration, natural resources law, constitutional law, transnational corporations and public international law; and legal practitioners, policy makers and academics from a great variety of institutions including Harvard Business School, Georgetown University Law Centre, Oxford University, University of Ghana, Cornell University Law School, Transparency International, and the Ghana Arbitration Centre ). Their essays examine Dr. Asante's life, work and scholarship, and probe issues arising in foreign investments and international business transactions; national and international dispute resolution; public international law, governance and constitutionalism; perspectives on nation building; natural resources, land and the environment; and law, development and policy.
In every society a weak has always suffered at the hand of strong & resourceful. Man is social animal and hence cannot escape impact of the events confronting the society. There is no society where people have not grievances against the governmental machinery. With the lapse of time the society crafts grew complex & demanding the society require redressing their grievances. The only way to redress the grievances of the poor man of very society is to invoke the door of Ombudsman.
Dyzenhaus deals with the urgent question of how governments should respond to emergencies and terrorism by exploring the idea that there is an unwritten constitution of law, exemplified in the common law constitution of Commonwealth countries. He looks mainly to cases decided in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada to demonstrate that even in the absence of an entrenched bill of rights, the law provides a moral resource that can inform a rule-of-law project capable of responding to situations which place legal and political order under great stress. Those cases are discussed against a backdrop of recent writing and judicial decisions in the United States of America in order to show that the issues are not confined to the Commonwealth. The author argues that the rule-of-law project is one in which judges play an important role, but which also requires the participation of the legislature and the executive.
THIS BOOK CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: ONE EQUALS INFINITY, TAX-FREE AMERICA, NO MORE REGESTRATION, NOTHING BUT MARRIAGE, SINGLE GENDER FAMILIES, UNCONSTITUTIONAL and LOCAL MAGISTRATE ERRS.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) entered into force in 1994. Meanwhile, it has been ratified by about 160 States, including all the Member States of the EU, and the EU itself. The Convention defines the rights and duties of national States with regard to the use of the seas. UNCLOS consolidates customary international law and various Conventions previously concluded by the international community. This treaty, the most comprehensive ever concluded, is often referred to as 'the constitution for the seas.' In this article-by article commentary, a focus is laid on the interaction between UNCLOS and the European legal order, in such areas as the prevention and the reduction of environmental pollution or the fair distribution of natural resources.
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