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Coroner's Act, 1960 🇬🇭


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Republic of Ghana


The eighteenth

Act

of the parliament of the republic of ghana
entitled

Coroner's Act, 1960

  • Published by Government Gazette on (exact date unavailable)
  • Assented to on 15 December 1960
  • Commencement date unknown
AN ACT to consolidate and amend the law relating to the appointment and functions of coroners.

1. Coroners

(1)The District Magistrate is a coroner for the area of jurisdiction of the District Court to which the Magistrate is appointed.
(2)Where a coroner is unable through illness or any other reasonable cause to perform the functions of a coroner a Justice of the High Court may appoint a person to act instead of the coroner, generally or in regard to a specified function or for a particular inquiry.

2. Notification of death

(1)Where a dead body is found, or where a person has died a violent or any other unnatural death or a death of which the cause is unknown, a person finding the body or becoming aware of the death shall forthwith give notice of the death to the officer in …

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