The right to property and compulsory land acquisition in Ghana : a human rights perspective

Show simple item record Nyarko, Michael Gyan 2019-07-29T08:20:27Z 2019-07-29T08:20:27Z 2019-02
dc.description.abstract Using a human rights-based approach and Ghana as a case study, this article examines the scope and content of the right to property in relation to compulsory land acquisition under international law. It argues that while the exact frontiers of the right to property remain quite uncharted at the global level the vacuum has been filled by the regional human rights systems and soft law. In the context of Ghana, the Constitutional protection of the right to property and quite elaborate rules to be followed during compulsory acquisition have not translated into revision of the compulsory acquisition laws, which remain largely incoherent and inconsistent with the requirements of the Constitution and international human rights law. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Human Rights en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Nyarko, M.G. 2019, 'The right to property and compulsory land acquisition in Ghana: a human rights perspective', African Journal of International and Comparative Law / Revue Africaine de Droit International et Comparé, vol. 27, no/ 1, pp. 100-125. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0954-8890 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1755-1609 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3366/ajicl.2019.0261
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Edinburgh University Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019. Edinburgh University Press. All rights reserved. en_ZA
dc.subject Right to property en_ZA
dc.subject Compulsory land acquisition en_ZA
dc.subject International law en_ZA
dc.subject Ghana en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights en_ZA
dc.subject African Commission en_ZA
dc.title The right to property and compulsory land acquisition in Ghana : a human rights perspective en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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