Originally from: Enforcement of Money Judgments - Looseleaf
Enforcement of Money Judgments - Electronic
I. PRESENT ATTITUDE TOWARD ENFORCEMENT OF
FOREIGN MONEY JUDGMENTS
A. Describe the receptiveness of your government (including
courts) toward enforcement of foreign money judgments.
The Government of the Republic of Ghana has recognized the
importance of Foreign Judgments including Money Judgments by
incorporating foreign Judgments in The Courts Act, 1993 (Act 459. The
President of Ghana also passed the Foreign Judgments and Maintenance
Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Instrument, 1993( LI 1575).
The Superior Courts of Ghana have been given the power under the
Courts Act 1993 to enforce foreign judgments.
B. Briefly describe recent illustrative attempts, whether
successful or unsuccessful, to enforce a foreign money
judgment in your country, particularly with regard to
enforcement of any judgments from United States courts.
The United States in not on the List of the First Schedule of LI
1575, so there are no cases on successful enforcement of money
judgments from United States.
C. Describe any proposed legislation or other governmental
action in your country that could significantly affect the
enforcement of foreign money judgments.
II. PROCEDURE TO ENFORCE A FOREIGN
A. General Summary of Procedure
1. Briefly summarize the procedure and expected length of
time necessary to enforce a foreign money judgment if a
treaty provides for enforcement of judgments from the
country of origin.