Former Supreme Court Judge of Ghana, Justice Vincent Cyril Richard Arthur Charles has been died on Friday. After a short illness in a hospital, he died at age of 94 at Friday morning in Accra.
Justice Crabbe was born on October 29, 1923 at Ussher town in Accra and had his early education at the Government Junior and Senior Boys Schools in Accra. He was the first Ghanaian to chair the Electoral Commission. He got certificates of Accra Academy for his Cambridge Junior and Senior School and went to London to study Economics at the City of London College Moorgate from 1950 to 1952.
In August 1952, he was admitted to the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple to study law. He completed the normal three-year course in two years and was called to the Bar on February 8, 1955 having been settled a relaxation of the rules. He was enrolled as a member of the Gold Coast Bar in the same year. In order to maintain his Seniority at the Bar, he further progressed from Assistant Crown Counsel to Parliamentary Counsel, the first African to be appointed as such and ended up as a Senior Instructor at the International Law Development Centre in Rome, Italy.
Meanwhile, he has held the post of First Parliamentary Counsel and Constitutional Advisor to the Uganda Government, Director of the Commonwealth Secretariat Scheme for Legislative draftsmen for the West African Region, Southern Africa Region, the Caribbean Region and a Professor of Legislative drafting at the Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, University of West Indies.
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