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    United States: Federal Appellate Court Holds RICO Relief Is Unavailable for Foreign Investors Defrauded by Individuals in the United States United States: Federal Appellate Court Holds RICO Relief Is Unavailable for Foreign Investors Defrauded by Individuals in the United StatesOn April 30, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that foreign investors who were defrauded by individuals living in the United States cannot seek relief in U.S. courts under the Racketeer … Continue reading “United States: Federal Appellate Court Holds...
    • Contributor: Price, Anna
    • Date: 2024-05-12
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    Ghana: Criminal Procedure Law Amended to Introduce Broad Use of Plea Bargaining On July 22, 2022, Ghana amended its Criminal and Other Offences (Procedure) Act, 1960 (Criminal Procedure Code, Act 30), to add sections on plea bargaining. Before the president’s assent to the Criminal and Other Offences (Procedure) Amendment Act, 2022 (Act 1079), the laws of Ghana allowed plea bargaining only in limited instances. Section 35 of … Continue reading “Ghana: Criminal Procedure Law Amended to...
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2023-03-05
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    United States: Ghanaian Divorce, Issued While Neither Spouse Was Domiciled in Ghana, Entitled to Recognition under Virginia Law On February 7, 2023, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Adjei v. Mayorkas held that the Commonwealth of Virginia would recognize a valid divorce granted by a foreign nation to its own citizens, even though neither citizen was domiciled in the foreign nation at the time of the divorce. (Adjei … Continue reading “United States: Ghanaian Divorce, Issued While...
    • Contributor: Osborne, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2023-02-27
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    Ghana: New Tax on Petroleum Products (Dec. 2, 2014) On November 19, 2014, Ghana’s Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include “petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and kerosene.” (Eric Kwaku Kegya, Ghana: Special Petroleum Tax Bill Enacted, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 21, 2014), International […]
    • Contributor: Zeldin, Wendy
    • Date: 2014-12-02
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    Ghana: Parliament Passes Revised Law Governing Investments (July 30, 2013) On July 18, 2013, Ghana’s Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana’s President, will introduce changes to the country’s investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Passes GIPC Bill, GHANA BROADCASTING CORP. (July 24, 2013); Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill, Parliament of Ghana website (July […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2013-07-30
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    Ghana: Tax Measures Introduced (July 18, 2013) Ghana’s government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Ghana: New Tax Measures Introduced to Meet Revenue Shortfall (July 15, 2013), IBFD TAX RESEARCH PLATFORM [hereinafter […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2013-07-18
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    Ghana: Local Content Likely to Be Required in Energy Sector (Apr. 26, 2011) Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the draft, it will be sent for parliamentary review. If it becomes law, Fuseini stated, “we can […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2011-04-26
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    Ghana: Parliament Approves Petroleum Management Bill (Mar. 7, 2011) On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel Nonor, Petroleum Bill Passed, THE CHRONICLE (Mar. 3, 2011).) The bill needs presidential assent before it […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2011-03-07
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    Ghana; Uganda: Ban on Importation of Used Appliances (Oct. 12, 2010) On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes stringent limitations on the import, manufacture, and sale of plastic bags (House Approves Ban on Importation […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2010-10-12
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    Ghana: Petroleum Revenue Management Bill Discussed (Aug. 11, 2010) It was reported on August 9, 2010, that a two-day workshop on the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, which is currently under consideration by the 230–member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament, was conducted for Members of Parliament and civil society organizations. (Stephen Odoi-Larbi, Stakeholders Discuss Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, THE CHRONICLE (Aug. 9, 2010), http://ghanaian-chronicle.com/business-news/stakeholders-discuss-petroleum-revenue-management-bill/.) […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2010-08-11
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    Ghana: New Bill Regulating Bauxite Draws Criticism (Dec. 18, 2008) It was reported on December 15, 2008, that a new bill, the Aluminum Authority and Integrated Aluminum Industry Bill, now being considered by the Parliament of Ghana, is drawing heavy criticism. The bill is designed to establish an authority with regulatory and commercial functions over the aluminum industry. If this bill becomes […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2008-12-18
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    Ghana: Anti-Terrorism Bill (Aug. 29, 2008) On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is “to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources and financial services of the country from being used to commit terrorism [sic] acts and to […]
    • Contributor: Zeldin, Wendy
    • Date: 2008-08-29
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    Ghana: Human Trafficking (July 2, 2008) Despite significant efforts, Ghana falls short of complying with minimum, international standards against human trafficking, a U.S. State Department report released on June 8, 2008, stated. The report, which depicts Ghana as “a source, transit, and destination country for children and women trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2008-07-02
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    Ghana: Minimum Wage Increase (Apr. 2, 2008) On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new wage was implemented effective March 1. The 15-member NTC, founded on October 24, 2007, comprises five […]
    • Contributor: Zeldin, Wendy
    • Date: 2008-04-02
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    Ghana: Two Men Charged with Sodomy (Dec. 2, 2007) The INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE reported that a British journalist and a 19-year old Ghanaian have been charged with sodomy after police found photos of the two men having sex. The British journalist is also charged with possession of obscene pictures. While both men pleaded guilty to "unnatural carnal knowledge," the journalist pleaded […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2007-12-02
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    Ghana: Phone Chip Registration (Nov. 2, 2007) It was reported in late September 2007 that Ghana's National Communication Authority (NCA) was introducing reforms in the mobile phone industry. Under the NCA's proposed new regulations, a spokeswoman stated, customers would have to provide such information as name, home address, other telephone numbers, and a form of identification before the seller […]
    • Contributor: Zeldin, Wendy
    • Date: 2007-11-02