The newly appointed Justices, comprising 4 guys and two women of all ages, are Justice George Koomson, Justice Edward Amoako Asante, Justice Novisi Afua Aryene, Justice Eric Baah, Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong and Justice Cynthia Pamela Akotoaa Addo.
At the ceremony, President Akufo-Addo mentioned that the new Justices are eminently in shape and certified for the posture of Justice of the Court docket of Attraction, and have the impartiality of mind and independence of spirit to keep this significant office.
With the Constitution affirming remaining judicial energy in the Condition, the President defined that the Judiciary has exclusive jurisdiction in all matters of the breach of the regulation, civil and criminal, like issues relating to the interpretation and enforcement of the Constitution.
“It has, therefore, onerous obligations to guard the person liberties and basic human rights of citizens, to act as the arbiter in disputes among the Point out and the citizen, to act as the arbiter in disputes amongst citizens, and to serve as the bulwark for the marketing of the orderly improvement of our country, and for the defence of the liberties and legal rights of our folks,” he claimed.
President Akufo-Addo ongoing, “So, to our new Justices of the Court of Attraction, it is important to bear in thoughts that the progress of our nation requires that we have a Judiciary that instructions the regard of the people by the quality of its shipping of justice, as well as by the comportment of its judges. It is vitally vital that we have judges who are sincere, have integrity and a audio know-how of the law.”
The situation, where judges proffer judgments on the foundation of conclusions from reduce courts and cite them as regulation, according to the President, is not acceptable, and even less so, when judges cite no authority at all for their rulings, and give orders with no reasons.
“You ought to be discovered, know your scenario law and guarantee your conclusions and judgments are effectively inspired in accordance with the theory of stare decisis, the doctrine of precedent, which has been the bedrock for the evolution of the popular regulation,” he stressed.
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The President also stated that Government, due to the fact his assumption of office, has launched a variety of coverage actions to enable bridge the technological know-how-hole, insisting that harnessing the power of engineering to advance the rule of regulation is crucial in the modern-day period, “if we are to preserve the self esteem of the Ghanaian people today, and shore up our nation’s track record as a place ruled in accordance with the rule of law.”
Following the start of the e-justice method, which is developed to leverage technological innovation in the shipping and delivery of justice, the President encouraged all of them to consider total advantage of the e-justice technique, to expedite the perform of conditions that appear in advance of them, and in the management of the Court docket.
The transparent and economical shipping and delivery of justice, he described, builds assurance in citizens, corporations and the trader local community.
“So, to you, freshly sworn-in Justices, you should so conduct yourselves that, even however our judicial system comports a two-tier appellate system, the great majority of appeals terminate at the Court of Attraction. The apex Court, the Supreme Court docket, the Court of previous resort, should be seized of its appellate jurisdiction seldom if the Court of Charm does its get the job done satisfactorily,” he added.
With the newly appointed Justices of Appeal taking large judicial office in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, President Akufo-Addo noted that it has turn into obvious that the establishments of point out – Executive, Legislature, Judiciary – have to supply the requisite leadership to steer the populace by way of the crisis.
“I applaud the statesmanlike attempts of Speaker Oquaye and Main Justice Anin Yeboah for ensuring that their respective arms of government, Parliament and the Courts, continue on to operate vigorously with due regard to the COVID-19 protocols. It is a reassuring progress for the Ghanaian individuals. But we must, nonetheless, the pandemic notwithstanding, not forget about the age-old adage that ‘Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied’”, he additional.