As CJ Anin Yeboah retires; Some Cases in which he gave lead judgment
He will be remembered for his passionate role in ensuring and elevating the Independence of the Judiciary and his outstanding contribution to enhancing access to Justice delivery
Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, the current Chief Justice of the Republic goes on retirement today after serving as a Justice from the High Court through to the Supreme Court, where he has served from June 2008.
He will be remembered for his passionate role in ensuring and elevating the Independence of the Judiciary and his outstanding contribution to enhancing access to Justice delivery via his commissioning of various courthouses spread across the length and breadth of the country.
In his absence, Justice Jones Dotse, who also retires in early June, will be the acting Chief Justice until Justice Gertrude Torkonoo is vetted and sworn in officially.
Indeed, per his long years of service, he certainly has had the opportunity to preside on several cases, served as a member of panels, and delivered various lead judgments of cases.
These are a few selected cases from the many in which His Lordship delivered the lead judgments;
The Republic vs High Court, Accra Ex parte Sam Okudzeto, Nene and Janet Amegatcher and ORS
Additionally, he was a member of the Supreme Court panel that sat on the first presidential election petition case filed by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and ORS against John Dramani Mahama, the EC, and Anor.
Moreover, Justice Anin Yeboah has sat on and was part of various panels on several cases at the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Biography of Chief Justice Anin Yeboah
Having served as the fourth longest Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Anin Yeboah began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney at the Office of Attorney General, in Koforidua, and then proceeded to serve as Partner at Afisem chambers at its Koforidua Branch.
While working in the Eastern Region, he was also elected Eastern Regional President of the Ghana Bar Association.
From 2002 to 2003 he served as Justice of the High Court and then Court of Appeal Justice from 2003-2008, until his elevation to the Supreme Court.
Within the same period, he served as Chairman of the Appeal Committee at the Ghana Football Association from 2004 to 2008
On January 7, 2020, he was sworn in as Chief Justice, taking over from retired Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo.
He continued to provide his legal experience to football when in May 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the 67th FIFA Congress in Bahrain. He was also the chairman of FIFA’s Ethics Committee responsible for investigating possible infringements of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
In academia, and particularly at the Ghana School of Law, he taught Civil Procedure and Ghana Legal System. As Chief Justice, has been a staunch advocate of ADR.
We wish him a fruitful and enjoyable retirement.