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Richard Frimpong Oppong, The Government of Ghana and International Arbitration

Richard Frimpong Oppong, The Government of Ghana and International Arbitration BOOK REVIEW–CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE SAMUEL ALESU-DORDZI Richard Frimpong Oppong, The Government of Ghana and International Arbitration (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2017) ISBN: 9780854902286 Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong of the Faculty of Law of Thompson Rivers University deserves commendation for adding to the Ghanaian literature on arbitration. In his work The Government of Ghana and International Arbitration he examines, in a deliberate and painstaking manner, a number of arbitral claims and awards made against the government of Ghana. And he distils some lessons that can be learned from these arbitral claims. In justifying the essence of his work, he asserts that ‘to date, there has been little or no academic study on these international arbitration claims, the arbitral awards that have resulted from them, and their implications for Ghana.’ The distinctive thing about Professor Frimpong’s work is the surgical approach he adopts in dissecting the various arbitrations that Ghana has been involved in. He relies on 16 of such cases and his conclusions are revealing. He touches on the question of transparency – or the lack of it when it comes to arbitral claims involving the government. In his view, the secrecy in which some of these arbitral awards are shrouded http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Richard Frimpong Oppong, The Government of Ghana and International Arbitration

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
0954-8890
eISSN
1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2018.0253
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BOOK REVIEW–CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE SAMUEL ALESU-DORDZI Richard Frimpong Oppong, The Government of Ghana and International Arbitration (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2017) ISBN: 9780854902286 Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong of the Faculty of Law of Thompson Rivers University deserves commendation for adding to the Ghanaian literature on arbitration. In his work The Government of Ghana and International Arbitration he examines, in a deliberate and painstaking manner, a number of arbitral claims and awards made against the government of Ghana. And he distils some lessons that can be learned from these arbitral claims. In justifying the essence of his work, he asserts that ‘to date, there has been little or no academic study on these international arbitration claims, the arbitral awards that have resulted from them, and their implications for Ghana.’ The distinctive thing about Professor Frimpong’s work is the surgical approach he adopts in dissecting the various arbitrations that Ghana has been involved in. He relies on 16 of such cases and his conclusions are revealing. He touches on the question of transparency – or the lack of it when it comes to arbitral claims involving the government. In his view, the secrecy in which some of these arbitral awards are shrouded

Journal

African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2018

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