The Law Faculty of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has called on all stakeholders to help address the problems of the country’s criminal justice system.
The Project Coordinator of Access to Justice on Remand Prisoners at GIMPA, Isidore Tufour, told Citi News on Friday after a press briefing “that several flaws in the country’s had been identified in the country’s justice system,” which they were seeking to address.
“Our criminal justice system is not the best when it comes to remanding prisoners,” he said.
According to Mr. Tufour, a large number of the prisoners are on remand, probably as a result of “a rigid bail system or the fact that we find custodial security to be the best guarantee ensuring that accuses persons appear before court.”
He, however, believes that people who are suspected of committing crimes and are remanded “should be tried within reasonable time” and insisted that failure to do so was an “infringement on the fundamental rights of the person.”
Mr. Tufour added that efforts were being made towards finding lasting measures to address the problems faced by the justice system.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana