The Africa Report
February 12, 2013
By Franklin Cudjoe
On October 2, 2012 Ghana's High Court made a courageous – and correct – decision: It determined that the ARA Libertad, a ship owned by the Republic of Argentina, was not entitled to immunity and should be detained to satisfy judgements against Argentina.
In doing so, Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong greatly bolstered the rule of law in Ghana. He found that Argentina, which has made a sport of defying court orders and judgements had under a contract governed by New York law waived any immunity it might otherwise have enjoyed.
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