Ghana: Human Rights lawyer banned from practicing for three years

June 4, 2017

Human Rights lawyer banned from practicing for three years

– Lawyer Francis Xavier-Sosu is a famed human rights lawyer who is credited with helping many wrongfully jailed Ghanaians gain their freedom

– He has been banned for three years by the General legal Council

– Sosu says he will appeal the decision by the GLC since its a hash one

Popular Human Rights advocate and lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu has been banned from practicing as a lawyer for three years by the General Legal Council (GLC).

He was found guilty of professional misconduct by the General Legal Council.

“The disciplinary committee of the General legal Council formally charged Lawyer Sosu under Rule 2(4) of the legal profession (professional conduct and etiquette) Rules, 1969 L.I. 613 and that he; while acting as Council for Torgbui Afede XIV, in a matter between Torgbui Afede and the Chief of Defense Staff, minister of interior, Attorney General and another took to Facebook with pictures of the parties and comments on the case to the public with his firm’s name, address and telephone numbers attached, with the primary motive of personal advertisement and touting,” portions of the GLC statement said.

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