Ghana: Specialized Court Set Up For Creative Arts Sector


Aug. 6, 2020, 2:05 p.m.

Minister of Tourism, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has revealed that the Office of the Chief Justice has given the green light for the establishment of a specialized court for Ghana’s creative art industry.

Dubbed “Arts Rights Court”, it will deal with copyright issues and all other matters relating to the industry whether in the form of art, movies, music among others.

In a press statement cited by the Digital Times it stated that the newly established court aims to protect the rights and interests of creatives in the arts sector.

“It is the expectation of Government that this court will facilitate the effective and expeditious resolution of specific disputes that affect the Creative Arts Industry to protect the rights and interests of creative practitioners,” it read.

The statement also made reference to the importance of the creative arts industry to the economy, thus calling for the need to “promote” and “safeguard” it.

However, the Ministry in consultation with the Judicial Service will communicate the modalities for the new court in October 2020.

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