Complementing the child labour legal framework through participatory approaches

In last week’s contribution, it has been established that Ghana’s legal framework accords children enough promise for protection from child labour. However, the fulfilment of this promise is being frustrated…

Child labour laws in Ghana: What’s next?

Child labour situation in Ghana The ILO’s 2020 report on child labour indicates that the sub-Saharan region now has more children in child labour than the rest of the world…

Digital Trade and MSMEs under the AfCFTA: Challenges and Prospects

Introduction The conclusion and approval of the Protocol to the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA on Digital Trade (the Protocol on Digital Trade (PDT) or e-commerce) climaxes the Phase III of…

The Differential Impact of Child Labour on Boys and Girls in Africa

Introduction Child labour is a pervasive issue in Africa, affecting millions of children across the continent.[1] While both boys and girls are subjected to the rigors of child labour, the…

Why the Constitutional Court in South Africa plays a crucial role in the upcoming elections

Jacob Zuma wants to be South Africa’s next President In 2023, Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former President, registered his new political party uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK). The party is about…

Solving the Fertile Infertility of the ‘Golden Standard’ in the GDPR

General abstract The theory of cross-fertilization harbours potential for prioritizing and guiding contemporary proposals on reforming the one-size-fits-all approach in GDPR-styled data protection law and practice in Africa. Introduction The…

Will Ghana’s Supreme Court toss Africa’s newest anti-gay law?

In Ghana, identifying as LGBTIQ+ and engaging in certain related activities will soon be prohibited.[1] This is if Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill 2024, enacted by the Ghanaian…

The Legal Status of Indigenous Peoples within the East African Community

Indigenous peoples are found across almost all the Partner States of the East Africa Community (EAC) and are broadly categorised into nomadic, semi-nomadic and hunter-gatherer communities. Defining Indigenous Peoples in…

Our development is inextricably linked to the past and next generation

1. Introduction Natural resources, including minerals, belong to our common heritage, entrusted to present and future generations to support their respective needs.[1] In this respect, mineral resources have the potential…

The Legal Analysis of Community Rights in Environment Decision-Making in the Federal Republic of Somalia

Introduction People often feel hopeless and powerless to protect the environment, themselves, their families and their individual rights. However, through the creative use of the law, a number of notable successes…