Full name: The Republic of Ghana
Area: 238,535 km²
Capital: Accra
Population: 27 million (approx.)


Ghana operates a mixed system of English common law and customary law. The structure and the power of the judiciary are independent of the two other branches of government. The Supreme Court of Ghana has broad powers of judicial review. It is authorized by the Constitution to rule on the constitutionality of any legislation or executive action at the request of any aggrieved citizen. The hierarchy of courts derives largely from British juridical forms. The courts have jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters. They include the Superior Courts of Judicature, established under the 1992 Constitution, and the Inferior Courts, established by Parliament.

Primary Sources of Law

The Constitution, Acts of Parliament, Subsidiary Legislation
Chamber of Parliament, existing laws (All laws existing prior to 1992
Constitution) Common law of Ghana (i.e. English Common Law, English doctrines of Equity, & Customary Law)


For additional information on the legal system:
Judiciary of Ghana:
Ghana Bar Association:


Partners Events Date

Director of Public Prosecution, The Judicial Training Institute, Food and Drugs Authority and the Ghana Bar Association

Advocacy Meetings May 2019

Criminal Investigation Department Ghana Police

Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence Workshop May 2019

Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)

Inter-Agency Forum on Countering Counterfeit Drugs – Food and Drugs Authority. May 2018 May 2018

Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department

A delegation from CWAG AAP visited the Ministry of Justice & Attorney General’s Department. On the 18th Aug 2017.

CWAG AAP discussed the interest on the part of CWAG AAP Attorneys General in establishing a relationship of mutual exchange of experiences and support, which was received with great interest

CWAG AAP and the Ministry of Justice and AttorneyGeneral’s Department are in the process of formalising and programming a joint training course to be celebrated in 2018.

August 2017