Delegation of the European Union to Ghana

The launch of the Legal Web Library in Accra with the support of the European Union under the ARAP programme

03/12/2020 - 18:04
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The Legal Web Library and initiative of the Judicial Service and the Council for Law Reporting with the support of the European Union through the Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme (ARAP), implemented by the Spanish public foundation FIIAPP has been launched at the Law Court Complex in Accra on 30 November 2020.

The Legal Web Library is an online platform that provides a comprehensive collection of national legislations, judicial decisions and supporting rules and regulations and judicial commentaries accessible to judges, magistrates, the Bar and all the actors working in the criminal justice sector.

Easy access to legislation, judicial decisions, supporting rules and regulations as well as judicial commentaries is a critical precondition for effective access to justice.  Limited or no access to relevant and up to date judicial decision and legislations significantly affects the overall outcome and timing of judicial decisions and adjudication, especially for the most vulnerable segments of society.

Important Links:

The Ghana Legal Web Library: https://youtu.be/2WVrmIPpb08 

The Legal Web Library Tutorial: https://youtu.be/RTzzESp2WAo

Head of the European Union in Ghana, Ambassador Diana Acconcia highlighted “the fruitful collaboration between the European Union and the Judicial Service of Ghana emphasizing how access to reliable and up to date legal information is one of the cornerstones of access to justice.

“In an increasingly digital world, it is of great essence for all justice sector institutions to have a web-based library which will enhance prompt access to legal documents”, she stated.

His Lordship, the Chief Justice Mr Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, noted, “The launch of the web-based library is another step forward in ongoing efforts to harness technology to improve the delivery of justice in the country”.

The Chief Justice added that “previous efforts such as the Electronic Case Management System, Electronic Case Distribution System and the current e-Justice System are also evidence of our commitment to the achievement of this aim. Through technology, we intend to play our expected role of making justice accessible to all who need it”.

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