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AG           -----        Auditor General

ALR          ---         African Law Reports Commercial Series

AFRCD                 Armed Forces Revolutionary Council Decree

AG        -----           Attorney-General

Art or arts  ----      Article of the Constitution

CC           ----        Current Cases, 1965 – 1971

CIB       -----         Commercial and Industrial Bulletin

CA       ----            Act of the Constituent Assembly 

Cap             ----   Chapter in the Laws of the Gold Coast (1951) Revised

ch    -----           Chapter

CHRAG     ---     Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice

CI            ----       Constitutional Instrument  e.g. (e.g. CI 12/70)  refers to Constitutional

                             Instrument No 12 of the Second Republic (1970)

Co       ---          Company

Comm.       ---   Commission

Commr.        --- Commissioner

Conf.    ---         Confirmed

Cont.    ---         Continued

Corpn.    ---      Corporation

Crim. Proc  --  Criminal Procedure

Ct.      ---            Court

D & F         ---    Divisional and Full Court Judgments (1919) (preceded by date)

DC (Land) ----  Ghana Land Cases. Woodman Editor. 3 vols.  (preceded by date)

DCAL      -----   Danquah. Cases in Akan Law, 1912-1916    (preceded by date)

DCt.       -----     Divisional Court

DCt.’26-;29   -- Selected Judgments of the Divisional Courts,1929-1929(preceded by date)

DCt.’26-‘29  --    Selected Judgments of the Divisional Courts (with Asamankese Arbitration)

1926-1929

DCt.’31-37 ---      Selected Judgments of the Divisional Courts. 1931-1937  (preceded by date)

Dept         ---        Department

Div.          ----       Division.

DPP            ----    Director of Public Prosecution

EI            ----        Executive Instrument (EI 1/63)  refers to EI No. 1 of that year

Earn       ----       Earnshaw, Gold Coast Judgments (1910)   (preceded by date)

Exor.          ----   Executor

Ext.         ----       Extended

FC                    Full Court

FC  Feb‘19    -  Full Court Judgments, February 1919 (and 3 Divisional Court Judgments) (preceded by date)

FC ’20-‘21    ---        Full Court Judgments, September 1920 and Marc-April 1921  (preceded by date)

FC ’22       ----       Full Court Judgments, March-April 1922 (preceded by date)

FC ’23 ‘-25    -----        Full Court Judgments, 1923-25  (preceded by date)

FC ’26-‘29      -----      Full Court Judgments, 1926-29  (preceded by date)

G & G.      -----       Gyandoh and Griffths.  A source book on Constitutional law of Ghana. (2 vols.)

GBR           ---       Ghana Bar Reports, 1992-93  (4 parts.)  (current)   (preceded by date)

GLR             ----     Ghana Law Reports, 1959 –(current) (preceded by date)

GN               ----     Gazette Notice

GQLJ           ----    Ghana Quarterly Law Journal, 1997-2000

GG              ---       Ghana Gazette

GLC       -----      General Legal Council

HL          ----      House of Lords

J or JJ       ----     Judge,  Justice(s)

JAL       -----      Journal of African Law. 1946 –(current)   (preceded by date)

JP            ---    Justice of the Peace

JA or JJA    ---    Justice(s) of Appeal

JS        ----         Judicial Secretary

JSC        ----       Justice of the Supreme Court

KF    ---            King-Farlow, Gold Coast Judgmemts (1917)

LCB          ---    Land and Concessions Bulletin

LGB         ---     Local Government Bulletin

LN              ---   Legal Notification

LS             ---     Legal Seal

LCJ         ----     Lord Chief Justice

LI           ----       Legislative Instrument

LJ          ----      Law Journal

LN   (         ---      Statutory instrument in annual volume of Subsidiary Legislation   (1955-1959)                                         e.g. LN 34/55                                          

LRC       ---          Law Reform Commission

LT           ----         Law Times

Min.     ---            Minister or Ministry

Misc.         --       Miscellaneous

Mod.      ----          Modified

MR       ----           Master of the Rolls

NLCD    ----          National Liberation Council Decree

NRCD      ----        National Redemption Council Decree

O          ----             Order

Oll CLL    ----        Ollennu, Customary Land Law, 1943-1961 (preceded by dated

p.       -----        Paragraph   (used in the NLCD)

PC ‘74-’28     -----       Privy Council Judgments  (preceded by dated )  e.g  (1927) PC ‘74-’28, 99

PNDCL     ---       Provisional National Defence Council Law

Pres.         ----       President

Proc.        -----        Procedure

Prov.        ---        Proviso

Pt.           ----         Part

Publn    ----            Publication

R or Reg.or rr     -----       rule or regulations

RGL       -----          Review of Ghana Law

Red.       ----          Redwar, Comments on some of the Ordinances of the Gold Coast Colony

                        (1909)   (preceded by dated) e.g. (1897) Red. 199

Ren.     ---           Renner’s Reports  (1915) (2 vols.) (preceded by dated)  e.g. (1874) 1 Ren. 2

RSC      ---           Rules of the Supreme Court

Rt.         ----           Right

S(s)     ---             Section or Sections

SCGLR    ----      Supreme Court of Ghana Law Reports1996 –

Sar FLR     ---     Sarbah , J.M.  Fanti Law Reports (1st ed.1904) (2nd ed. 1968)

Sar. FCL       ---        Sarbah J. M. Fanti Customary Laws (1st ed 1897) (2nd ed. 1904) (3rd ed.1968)

SC       ------              Supreme Court

Sch.             ----                 Schedule

sch.                ----              Schedule

secy              -----               secretary

sess.             -----                Session

SG                  -----              Solicitor General

SLR           ------                  Statute Law Revion

SMCD              -----            Supreme Military Council Decree

solr.                 ----             Solicitor

subst                ------          substituted

trans.              -----             Transfer, transerred

UGLJ              ------         University of Ghana Law Journal (preceded by date vol. no.)

virt.                  ----           Virutally

vol(s)                -----        volume(s)

WACA    -----                 Selected Judgments of the West African Court of Appeal  and Priivy Council

(1930-1960) (16 vols)  (preceded by date vol. no.)

WALR.     -----               West African Law reports, 1956-1958  (3 vols.) (preceded by date  vol. no.)

wks.            -----           Works  , weeks

 

 

 

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