Ghana v G

A very complex extradition case representing a defendant wanted for murder in Ghana. The defence were assisted in the case by the Death Penalty Project and Reprieve. The High Court ruled that the defendant should not be extradited. They stated that the extradition, if carried out, would result in inhuman or degrading punishment, on account of the defendant’s impaired mental health and the lack of proper mental health care in Ghanaian prisons. The Court were also unhappy with issues surrounding the mandatory death sentence for murder being in operation in Ghana.  Although the Government of Ghana had given an assurance that the defendant would not be executed, they had not put forward an alternative sentence.