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Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua
- Kappiagyeiatua - Joined July 15, 2022
Main Expertise
Social Sciences and Humanities
Other expertise
Social Sciences and Humanities
Highest Educational Qualification
Doctorate or higher
Biographical Info
Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua is Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of Ghana (UG), Legon, Accra where he teaches Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Human Rights Law. He is also the representative lecturer from UG in the LL.M Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Kwadwo is a member of the Ghana Bar Association. He completed his LLB at UG and his professional law degree at the Ghana School of Law. Thereafter, he proceeded to Dalhousie University and McGill University, both in Canada, for his LLM and DCL programmes, respectively. He was a Bank of Ireland Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland. Kwadwo recently completed his Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship at Centre for Educational Research and Development, Lincoln University, UK where he conducted research on “Building Academic Freedom and Democracy in Africa.” Kwadwo has served as a consultant for various inter-governmental organisations and international civil society organisations such as United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on its Education for Justice (E4J) initiative; the Open Society Foundation’s Global Program on Drug Policy (GPDP) and Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). He is member of the UN Working Group on Academic Freedom formed as a follow-up to the release of the 2020 report on academic freedom by the then-UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression. He is also a board member of the Global Observatory on Academic Freedom, Central European University, Vienna, Austria; an Ambassador of the Magna Charta Observatory, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; and, a member of the Academic Freedom Committee of the International Studies Association, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA. His research interests are post-colonial analysis of the historiography of international law, human rights and academic freedom.