Publications

  1. Sarpong G. A., Book Review: Africa and the International law of the Sea by Dr. Nasila S. Rembe, Sithoff & Noordhoff, 1980, pp. 251. Published in The Canadian Yearbook of International law, (1983), pp. 432-435.
  2. Sarpong G. A., "Ghana's Fisheries law: The AJAX Case and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea," (1989-90) 17 Review of Ghana Law (RGL), pp.289-306.
  3. Sarpong G. A., "Ghana's Natural Resources Conservation Legislation: Inventory and Analysis". Proceedings of the Seminar on "Biodiversity Conservation and International and National Law Aspects” (World Conservation Union, 1991), pp.135-147.
  4. Sarpong G. A., "Conventional Norms and National Obligations: Ghana and the Exclusive Economic Zone," (1991 - 92) 18 RGL pp. 220 – 243.
  5. Sarpong G. A., " The Marine Pollution Problem and West African States: Some Lessons from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,” Environmental Policy and Law Journal (Vol. 23 No. 1), pp. 87-101.
  6. Sarpong G. A., ''The Lockerbie Case and the International Court of Justice: Reality in the New World order''. Proceedings of the African Society for International and Comparative Law, Accra, September, 1993, pp 64-74.
  7. Sarpong G. A., “From Stockholm to Rio: Some Ghanaian Responses to the Problems of the Environment,” Inter Faculty Lecture, May 1994. Published in the University of Ghana Law Journal Vol. 19, pp. 53-82.
  8. Sarpong G. A., ''Enforcement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by Non-Governmental Organisations: Some Reflections,” (1998-2000) 21 RGL. pp. 150-165.
  9. Sarpong G. A., “Access to Environmental Justice in Ghana,” (1998-2000) 21 RGL. pp. 17-40.
  10. Sarpong G. A., “ECOWAS, Statehood and Intervention: Reflections on the Liberian Crisis,” (1996 –1999) 19 University of Ghana Law Journal, pp. 112-124.
  11. Sarpong G. A., "Environmental Law from the Ghanaian Perspective". Lecture delivered at African Studies Program, North Western University, Chicago Illinois, April, 2000. Published in the Environmental Law Reporter at http://www.eli.org .
  12. Sarpong G. A., “Constraints in the Acquisition and Registration of Land in Ghana”. Paper commissioned by the Home Finance Company (HFC) Limited. Housing Forum on the theme, “The Search for a Sustainable Housing Policy in Ghana”, Accra, (May 3, 2001). Published in the Environmental Law Reporter at http://www.eli.org.
  13. Sarpong G. A., “The Role of National Courts in the Implementation of International Environmental Law: Some Food for Thought”. Proceedings of the 13th Triennial Conference of the Commonwealth Judges and Magistrates Association, (Malawi, August, 2003) pp.56-61.
  14. Sarpong G. A., “Wildlife Legislation and the Bush Meat Crisis in Ghana”, (2000-2002) 20 University of Ghana Law Journal, pp.210-222.
  15. Sarpong G. A., “The Legal Regime for the Phytosanitary Control of Invasive Alien Species in Ghana: Some Lessons in the Implementation of Treaty Norms”. FAO Legal Papers on Line at http://www.fao.org/legal/pub-e.htm (Paper No 40, December 2004).
  16. Sarpong G. A., “Minimizing the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Ghana: Some Institutional and Legal Considerations”. Inter-Faculty Lecture, April 21, 2005; 21 UGLJ, pp.18.
  17. Sarpong G. A., “Going Down the Drain? Customary Water Law and Legislative Onslaught in Ghana,” pp.13. Paper commissioned by FAO as part of its studies on effect of legislation on Customary Water Rights (Rome, October 2004). FAO Legal Papers on Line at http://www.fao.org/legal/pub-e.htm.
  18. Sarpong G. A., “The Ghanaian Forestry Regime: Bridging the Gap between the North and the South.” Paper presented at the 3rd Annual IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium; Macquarie University, Sydney, (10-15 July 2005) pp.10 (see also serial 22 below).
  19. Sarpong G. A., “Improving Tenure Security for the Rural Poor; Ghana Country Case Study, (FAO, 2006).
  20. Sarpong G. A. (1998) Development of Support Structure for Irrigated Agriculture. In: FAO DOC TCP/GHA/6613, Rome, January, 1998, pp. 32.
  21. Sarpong G. A. (1999) The Legal Framework for Participatory Planning: Final Report on Legal Aspects of Land Tenure, Planning and Management in Ghana. In: FAO DOC. TCP/GHA/6715, Rome November, 1999, pp. 77.
  22. Sarpong G. A. (2001) Domestication of Biodiversity Conservation Instruments in Ghana. In: Final Report of EPA/UNEP Commissioned Study, Accra, Ghana, December, 2001, pp. 110.
  23. Sarpong G. A. (2002) Accra Metropolitan Environmental Health Initiative (AMEHI) Legislative Review. Final Report, Accra, July 2002, pp. 93.
  24. Sarpong G. A. (2002) Legislative Component – Baseline Study on Food Safety in Ghana. In: FAO/GOG Commissioned Baseline Study on Food Safety, July 2002, pp. 31.
  25. Sarpong G. A. (2002) Strengthening the National Food Control System in The Gambia: Legislative Component. In: FAO/Government of The Gambia Project on Food Safety, August 2002, pp. 46.
  26. Sarpong G. A (2003) Survey Report on Existing Legislation and Legal Instruments Related to Biotechnology in Ghana- Final Report, June 2003, pp.113 (ISBN 9988/8274/1/5).
  27. Sarpong G. A (2004) Strengthening the Food Control System in Guyana. In: FAO/Government of Guyana Project on Food Safety, April 2004, pp. 143.
  28. Sarpong G. A. (2004) Strengthening the Phytosanitary Capabilities in Uganda: Legislative Component. In: FAO/Government of Uganda Project on Food Safety, TCP/UGA/2907 (A), October 2004, pp. 55
  29. Sarpong G. A. (2006) Development of Irrigation Policy, Strategies and Regulatory Measures. In: FAO DOC. TCP/GHA/3002(A). February 2006, pp. 38.
  30. Sarpong G. A. (2006) Support to the President’s Special Initiative on Oil Palm-Report of the Legal Consultant. In: FAO DOC. TCP/ GHA/3001, March 2006, pp.22.
  31. Sarpong G. A. (2006) Piloting the Use of Ghanaian Systems in the Proposed Energy Development and Access Project. World Bank Country Study, February 2006, pp.74. Evaluated the Ghanaian regime for impact assessments in the light of the World Bank’s standards
  32. Sarpong G.A., Agriculture Sector Incentives Schemes and Good Agricultural Practices Legislation; Legal Consultant to the FAO and Government of Barbados (GOB) on Land Use Planning and Control, TCP/BAR/3101(December 2007- June 2008).

 Unpublished Works: Conference Papers/Public Lectures/Seminars

  1. Sarpong G. A., “The Role of Formal and Informal Judicial Systems in the Management of Natural Resources in Anglophone West Africa.” Paper prepared for FAO, Rome (October, 2007).
  2. Sarpong G. A., "The Environmental Protection Agency Act: A new Approach towards Environmental Protection in Ghana". (Lecture delivered at seminar organised for Chief Executives of Boards and Corporations, Accra, December, 1994).
  3. Sarpong G. A., "An overview of Ghanaian Environmental Legislation". (Lecture delivered at Friedrich Ebert Foundation Seminar on Environmental Protection for District Chief Executives, Koforidua, September, 1995).
  4. Sarpong G. A., “Working with Non-Governmental Organisations”. Seminar Paper, CHRAJ/British Council Workshop, Accra, (10-13 June, 1997).
  5. Sarpong G. A., ''OAU States and the Development of International Environmental Law: An Appraisal''. Paper prepared for presentation at the 10th Annual Conference of the African Society of International and Comparative Law, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (3-6 August, 1998).
  6. Sarpong G. A., ''Relevant 1992 Constitutional Provisions on the Environment''. Paper presented to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as part of its project on Constitutional Provisions Concerning Environmental Conservation in various Countries (Jan, 1999).
  7. Sarpong G. A., "The Ghanaian Environmental Law Regime". Paper presented at the launching of the Network of African Environmental Lawyers, Nairobi, Kenya (12-15 September, 1999).
  8. Sarpong G. A., "The Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1994". Paper presented at "Training Programme in Prosecution" organised by the EPA (23-27 August, 1999).
  9. Sarpong G. A., “The Protection of the Environment: An African Perspective”. Seminar presented at the University of Nottingham under the British Council sponsored link in the International law of Sustainable Development between the University of Ghana and University of Nottingham (14 November, 2001).
  10. Sarpong G. A, ‘‘Legal Regimes Relating to Fisheries Resource Management in Africa''. Paper prepared at the instance of Africa Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), a Kenyan -Based NGO as chapter of a Book Project on Environmental Law in Africa. (ACTS Press, forthcoming).

Joint Authorships/Chapters in Books