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On Law and Liberty in Contemporary Ghana: the 41 st J. B. Danquah Memorial Lectures , Justice S. K. Date-Bah (Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra, Ghana 2008) 105 pp

On Law and Liberty in Contemporary Ghana: the 41 st J. B. Danquah Memorial Lectures , Justice S.... BOOK REVIEW – CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE On Law and Liberty in Contemporary Ghana: the 41st J. B. Danquah Memorial Lectures, Justice S. K. Date-Bah [Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra, Ghana 2008] 105 pp This volume contains the texts of three lectures delivered by one of Ghana’s most distinguished judges. They provide a succinct but invaluable insight into the health of the contemporary Ghanaian body politic from the perspective of liberty under the law. Given the dark aspects of Ghana’s past record in this respect (Justice Date-Bah begins his first lecture with a quotation from a letter written in 1962 by Dr Danquah from the prison where he had been incarcerated by the then President Kwame Nkrumah), the picture painted of Ghana in the first decade of the twenty-first century gives grounds for cautious optimism. Within a framework of analysis of ‘negative liberty’ (freedom from intrusions by the State and others) and ‘positive liberty’ (which enables the citizen to participate actively in government sand society), Justice Date-Bah (who had a distinguished career as an academic and practitioner before his elevation to the Supreme Court bench in 2003), reviews the progress made since 1962 in the context of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

On Law and Liberty in Contemporary Ghana: the 41 st J. B. Danquah Memorial Lectures , Justice S. K. Date-Bah (Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra, Ghana 2008) 105 pp

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press 2009
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Book Review– Critique bibliographique; BOOK REVIEW – CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE
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0954-8890
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1755-1609
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10.3366/E0954889009000358
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BOOK REVIEW – CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE On Law and Liberty in Contemporary Ghana: the 41st J. B. Danquah Memorial Lectures, Justice S. K. Date-Bah [Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra, Ghana 2008] 105 pp This volume contains the texts of three lectures delivered by one of Ghana’s most distinguished judges. They provide a succinct but invaluable insight into the health of the contemporary Ghanaian body politic from the perspective of liberty under the law. Given the dark aspects of Ghana’s past record in this respect (Justice Date-Bah begins his first lecture with a quotation from a letter written in 1962 by Dr Danquah from the prison where he had been incarcerated by the then President Kwame Nkrumah), the picture painted of Ghana in the first decade of the twenty-first century gives grounds for cautious optimism. Within a framework of analysis of ‘negative liberty’ (freedom from intrusions by the State and others) and ‘positive liberty’ (which enables the citizen to participate actively in government sand society), Justice Date-Bah (who had a distinguished career as an academic and practitioner before his elevation to the Supreme Court bench in 2003), reviews the progress made since 1962 in the context of the

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African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2009

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