Jonqil Van

Publication Date

Spring 1998


This paper will present to the reader a history of the evolution of legal practices and the rise of the British jurisdiction in Ghana. It will span from the 1600's to the present day, discussing specific treaties, bonds, and important events that occurred. It main objective is to proved that at no time did the aboriginal leaders hand over all sovereign right to the British. The jurisdiction and body of law was acquired throughout time at a slow, yet powerful pace that has left Ghana today with a legal system that mirrors that of the Europeans.