Dr. Abdul Baasit Aziz Bamba



Dr. Abdul Baasit Aziz Bamba has over eight (8) years of professional experience in the fields of law-teaching and development practice, specifically in the area of project formulation and implementation. He holds doctoral (SJD) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA. He is also a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in June 1999. He obtained a certificate to practice law in October 2001.Abdul Baasit Aziz Bamba has held numerous positions. From 2007-2009 he was a teaching assistant to Professor Lucie White of Harvard Law School, USA. For two (2) years in a row, he was an LL.M advisor to newly admitted LL.M students in Harvard Law School, USA. He also served as a teaching assistant to Professor E.V.O Dankwa of the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana. Aziz Bamba is a Lecturer-in- law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana.


Research Interests

  • Rights-based approaches to development
  • Law and Development
  • Mass Education
  • Access to justice and legal aid
  • Public Interest Litigation
  • Facilitating Community Empowerment
  • Human rights and International humanitarian law
  • Defining the Content of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Problems and Challenges, July 2006 published in the UNPD sponsored book, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ghana
  • The State of Public Interest Litigation in Ghana WAPILC Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009, pp. 1–23
  • Willfully Causing Financial Loss to the State: A Critique of Republic v. Ibrahim Adam & Ors. (2002-2004) UGLJ 89
  • Abdul Baasit et al “Report on Ghana Court Users and Uses Study” prepared for the World Bank, 2009
  • Abdul Baasit et al “Report on Comparative Review of Laws on Insolvency and Arbitration, and Consumer Protection for Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone and Ghana and Drafts of Harmonised Statutes on Alternative Dispute Resolution,2008
  • Dowuona-Hammond & Abdul Baasit “Harmonisation of Business Laws in Business Laws and Identification of Possible Areas for Harmonisation with OHADA,” Report prepared for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), 2007.
  • “Majority of Ministers from Parliament: Navigating Between Logic and Experience” Nominating Majority of Ministers from Parliament: Implications for Good Governance in Ghana.” Prepared for the Legal Resources Centre with funding support from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, August, 2009.
  • A. Abdul Aziz, What to do About Slums? Online Publications of the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University, June 2012, pp 1-39.


  • Authored, “A Theory of Community Assets in Slum Neighborhoods”, paper presented to the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts,USA April, 2010.
  • Authored, “Predicting Legislative Outcomes”, paper done as part of studies in advanced political economy at the Weatherhead Center for International Relations, Massachusetts, and USA. June 2009
  • Authored, “Do Public Interest Lawyers in Ghana Need Different Code of Conduct”, paper done for the Program on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School, USA. June 2009
  • Authored, “Facilitating Socio-Economic Rights Empowerment”, April 2007
  • Authored, “Law-making in the Third-World: A Move Towards legislative Pragmatism”, May 2007
  • Accommodating Muslim Family Law in Ghana: A Human Rights Perspective, LLM dissertation for award of LLM degree in Harvard Law School, USA. June 2004.