Supreme Court scheduled to hear Gitmo 2 case on February 8th

Supreme Court scheduled to hear Gitmo 2 case on February 8th

The Ghana Surpreme Court, The highest court in the land, is scheduled to hear the case of two Guantanamo Bay detainees who were brought to Ghana through a bilateral agreement with the US Government.

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Supreme Court scheduled to hear Gitmo 2 case on February 8th

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This scheduled hearing follows the courts decision to strike out issues three and four of the original suit last year, on the grounds that those issues had been resolved in chambers.

The Court's decision to strike out issues three and four of the suit came after the Attorney General's (AG) representative, Mr. Sylvester Williams, asked the court to disregard - or strike out - issues three and four.

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The Supreme Court also ordered the Government of Ghana to release its agreement with the United States Government regarding the acceptance of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees into the country.

Although the AG's view was that the documents pertaining to the agreement were private, and that the release of the documents either to the general public of open court would constitute a violation of the State Secrets ACT, 1962 (Act 101).

Margaret Bamful and Henry Nana Boakye sued the Attorney General and Minister of Justice as well as the Minister of Interior, accusing the government of admitting the two suspected terrorist into the country without giving any regard to Ghanaian law.

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Supreme Court scheduled to hear Gitmo 2 case on February 8th

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