JEAM CENTER

A number of events and activities are planned for the Centre in the year 2016. They include ‘Trouble shooting Law and Governance issues’, workshops, seminars and roundtable conferences to debate topical political and social issues and identify solutions that can form the basis of policy for the relevant governance issues.The first event for the year is a seminar:

‘Giving with the right hand and taking with the left; The supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court and the Supreme Court over the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice’.

The lecture will be delivered by Mr Emile Short, former first Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Ghana.

A debate between all the four schools of GIMPA is in the pipeline to boost student networking and engagement for a common purpose of exchange of ideas. The Centre also invites and welcomes contributions from the GIMPA academic community in particular and the public as a whole in the academic research activities of the Centre. The vision is to enable formulation of policy initiatives and submit them as recommendations to governance institutions for implementation. Some of the suggested topics include:

  • Ensuring the Integrity of the Ghanaian Judiciary: the Structural Dimension
  • The Law, formation, organisation and sustenance of political parties, ensuring true multi-party democracy in Ghana.
  • Getting Women into Elected Public Office in Ghana: The Historical, Cultural and Religious Perspectives.
  • Law, Governance and Development – The Linkages.
  • Any areas of relevant interest are very welcome.

In addition, the Centre’s newsletter and annual journal will welcome publications from all willing to contribute. The JEAM Centre for Law and Governance is building on the already existing high standards in GIMPA and invite all to help make our centres of learning the best in the world. There is provision for capacity building, fund raising and training programmes.

This is no mean task but the Centre is confident of your support and looks forward to a high degree of participation from all and cannot wait for your contributions.

Contact:
Administrative Coordinator
Ms Beryl Sunkwa- Mills
0302 401681-3 Mobile:
0264 168127 Email – bsunkwa-mills@gimpa.edu.gh

 DATES FOR 2016 PROGRAMME
MONTH PROGRAMME
FEBRUARY   Bi- Monthly Seminar
MARCH     Debate between Law & Governance, SOT & Business     
APRIL        Bimonthly seminar
MAY         Training Programme/ Workshop
JUNE
    Conference
JULY          Prof Mills Memorial Lecture
AUGUST
Training Programme
SEPTEMBER Bi- monthly Seminar
OCTOBER - Research Applications
NOVEMBER – Journal/ Newsletter Journal/ Newsletter
DECEMBER Budget Debate
   

WORK PLAN FOR JEAM CENTRE - FIRST QUARTER


MARCH 2016
  • Date:  – Wednesday 2 March 2016 @ 3.00pm.
  • Speaker: - Mr. Emile Short, Commissioner, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice.
  • Topic: - ‘Giving with the right and taking with the left; The supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court and the Supreme Court over the CHRAJ’
  • Venue: FACULTY OF LAW, MOOT COURT ROOM
MARCH 2016 – INTER GIMPA SCHOOLS DEBATE
  • Date: Wednesday 30th March 2016 at 3pm (4 JUDGE PANEL-- a representative from each school)
  • Between the schools of Business, GSGPS, SOT & FLAW
  • Topic:  To be confirmed.
  • Venue: GB AUDTORIUM

MARCH 2016 – NEWSLETTER (Editorial Board set up and collection and collating of Articles) Initial articles adverts put out now to the GIMPA community to inform and generate debate.


APRIL 2016 – SEMINAR/WORKSHOP/ROUNDTABLES
  • Date: Wednesday 20th April 2016 at 10.00am
  • Topic: ‘To what extent are, can, should Ghanaian citizens be involved in the formulation of Ghana’s foreign policy’.
  • Speakers  Nana Dr. S. K. B. Asante, (Chairman, Committee of Experts(Constitution) for the 1992 Constitution)Dr Obed Asamoah (former Minister for Foreign Affairs and former Attorney General)
    VENUE: GECC
OTHER ACTIVITIES
  • A news flash for research topics and opportunities
  • Invitation for articles for the Newsletter
  • MOU with UCC for JEAM Memorial Lecture – July 2016
  • Networking with capacity- building bodies