COUNCIL FOR LAW REPORTING ACT1972 (NRCD 64)
Section 1-Council for Law Reporting.
(1) There shall continue to be a Council for Law Reporting in this Decree referred to as the "Council".
Section 2-Functions of the Council.
The Council shall be responsible for the preparation and publication of the report known as "the Ghana Law Reports" containing the judgments, rulings and opinions of the superior courts in the country and may also effect such other publications as in the opinion of the Council could conveniently be effected together with the preparation and publication of the said reports.
Section 3-Composition of Council.
(1) The Council shall consist of the following persons all of whom shall be appointed by the Provisional National Defence Council—
Section 4-Meetings of the Council.
(1) The Council shall meet for the discharge of its functions at such times and places as the Chairman may appoint, so however, that the Council shall meet at intervals, not exceeding three months.
Section 5-Remuneration of Council Members.
Any member of the Council other than the Editor as well as any person co-opted to the Council under section 4 of this Decree may be paid such remuneration (if any) as the Council may with the approval of the Commissioner given after consultation with the Commissioner responsible for Finance determine in relation to him.
Section 6-Editor and Management.
(1) There shall be an Editor of the Ghana Law Reports who shall be a public officer appointed by the National Redemption Council acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Services Commission and upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Council.
Section 7-Appointment of Other Employees.
(1) The Council shall have Assistant Editors, Principal Reporters, Senior Reporters, Reporters, Assistant Reporters, a Secretary and such other staff as may be necessary for the efficient discharge of its functions.
Section 8-Duties of Secretary.
(1) The Secretary shall, under the directon and supervison of the Editor, be responsible for the day to day management and administration of the Council.
Section 9-Pensionable Officers.
(1) The office of Editor, Assistant Editor, Principal Reporter, Senior Reporter, Reporter, Assistant Reporter and Secretary shall be pensionable office.[As substituted by Council for Law Reporting (Amendment) Law, 1990 (PNDCL 234), s.1(c)].
Section 9-(A) Conditions of Legal Service Applicable.
Section 10-Funds of the Council.
The National Redemption Council may from time to time provide such sums as may be required for the running of the Council.
Section 11-Payment into Bank.
All sums of money received on account of the Council may be paid into such bank or banks as may be approved by the Council for the credit of the Council's general current or deposit account, so however, that the Council may invest as it deems fit, any moneys not required for current use.
Section 12-Accounts and Audit.
(1) The Council shall cause proper books of account and proper records thereof to be kept in relation to the financial affairs and transactions of the Council and in such form as the Auditor-General may approve.
Section 13-Annual Reports.
The Council shall prepare and submit to the Commissioner not later than 31st day of March in every year a report on the activities of the Council during the preceding year and the Commissioner shall as soon as possible after receiving the said report cause it to be laid before the National Redemption Council.
The Council may, with the approval of the Commissioner, make rules generally for the effective carrying out of the purposes of this decree.
Section 15-Duty of Judges to Supply Judgment to Editor.
Every judge of the Superior Court of Judicature shall as soon as practicable after delivering it, cause to be furnished to the Editor a certified true copy of every judgment, ruling or opinion delivered by him.
Section 16-Returns to be made by Registrars of Superior Courts.
Every registrar attached to any of the Superior Courts of Judicature shall at the end of every calendar month furnish the Editor with a list of all judgments, rulings or opinions delivered by a judge in the court in which he is the registrar.
Section 17-Ghana Law Reports to be Official Reports.
The Ghana Law Reports (including any such reports published by the General Legal Council before the commencement of this Decree) shall be deemed to be official law reports of Ghana which may be cited in proceedings in all the Courts of Ghana.
In this Decree “Commissioner” means the Commissioner responsible for Justice.
The Council for Law Reporting Act, 1971 (Act 366) is hereby repealed.
Section 20-Transitional Provisions.
(1) The Chairman and members of the Council holding office immediately before the commencement of this Decree shall be deemed to have been duly appointed for the purposes of section 3 of this Decree.
Section 21-Transfer of Assets and Liabilities.
All rights, assets, property, obligations and liabilities of the General Legal Council acquired or incurred in connection with the law reporting functions of that Council and in existence immediately before the commencement of the Council for Law Reporting Act, 1971 (Act 366) are hereby transferred to the Council.
Section 21-(A) Modification of Existing References.
Any references in the Council for Law Reporting Decree, 1972 (N.R.C.D. 64) to the "National Redemption Council" and the "Commissioner" shall be construed as references to the "Provisional National Defence council" and the "P.N.D.C. Secretary responsible for Justice" respectively. [Inserted and to be cited as Council for Law Reporting (Amendment) Law, 1988 (PNDCL 194), s.2].
This Decree shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of March, 1972
Section 22-(A) Commencement of Section 9A.
Section 9A as inserted shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st June 1987. [Inserted and to be cited as Council for Law Reporting (Amendment) Law, 1990 (PNDCL 234), s.2].