REPUBLIC
V.
ANUM HAMMOND

(2018) JELR 107902 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: CR/1137/2016 ·  17 Mar 2018 ·  Ghana
CORAM
KWEKU T. ACKAAH-BOAFO
Core Terms Beta
respondent
applicant
contempt
affidavit
contempt of court
reasonable doubt
exhibits
administration of justice
applicant’s landlord
case
case of the applicant
burden of persuasion
ex parte ameyaw ii
instant application
offence of contempt
supreme court
active consideration
black’s law dictionary 8th edition
case law
circumstances of the applicant
classification of contempt
criminal contempt
dignity of a court
dignity of the court
english contempt of court act
exhibits ej1
further affidavits
high court civil procedure rules
immediate view
initial affidavit
learned jurist
legal title
nature of contempt
occupants of first floor park
photographs of the building development
pictorial evidence of the respondent
power of the high court
respondent gathers

 DECISION 

APPLICATION FOR COMMITTAL FOR CONTEMPT 

Introduction: 

[1] The Applicant has brought this application to vindicate the law and its sanctions. He accuses the Respondent of breaking the law by disrespecting a binding injunction order of the  court, thereby bringing the administration of justice into disrepute. 

[2] Black’s Law Dictionary 8th Edition defines contempt as “conduct that defies the authority  or dignity of a Court or legislature. Because such conduct interferes with the administration of  justice, it is punishable, usually by fine or imprisonment.” The Oxford Advanced Learner’s  Dictionary of Current English by A.S. Hornby (7th Edition) also defines contempt of court as “the  crime of refusing to obey an order made by a court; not showing respect for a court or judge.” 

[3] The power of the High Court to punish for contempt is provided in S.10 of the Criminal  Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) and Articles 19(12) and 126 of the 1992 Republican Constitution of  Ghana.  

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