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BILSON V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL

(1994) JELR 67913 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  12 Dec 1994  •  Ghana

Coram
ADADE JSC, EDWARD WIREDU JSC, CHARLES HAYFRON-BENJAMIN JSC, AMPIAH JSC, KPEGAH JSC

Judgement

ADADE JSC

By his writ filed on 26 August 1993, the plaintiff seeks:

(a). “A declaration that upon the true and proper interpretation of section 34 of the transitional provisions of the Constitution, 1992 only:
(i) acts or omissions by persons which brought about the overthrow of the government of the First, Second and Third Republics of Ghana;
(ii) acts or omissions of persons which occasioned the suspension or abrogation of the first, second and third Constitutions of the Republic of Ghana; and
(iii) acts or omissions of persons which led to the establishment of the military regimes, namely the National Liberation Council (NLC), the National Redemption Council (NRC), the Supreme Military Council (SMC I and II), the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) and persons who acted or omitted to act on the instructions or authority of any of the aforementioned regimes, that are indemnified but not otherwise.
(b). A declaration that it is par…

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