Gertrude Torkornoo, the nominee for Chief Justice of Ghana, has called on Parliament to review the country’s death penalty laws.
Torkornoo, who is a Justice of the Supreme Court, said that she believes the death penalty is “too final” and that she would like Parliament to consider alternatives to capital punishment.
“As a Justice of the Supreme Court, I am mindful of the fact that when cases come to court, it’s my duty to preside over it.
But on a personal level, I do think that the death penalty is too final.
Torkornoo’s comments come as Ghana is considering whether to abolish the death penalty.
Some people will support her call for a review of the death penalty, while others will argue that it is a necessary punishment for certain crimes
Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, if approved, will become the third female Chief Justice in the history of Ghana, after Justices Georgina Theodora Wood and Sophia Akuffo.