Staff Profile

Dr. Atudiwe P. Atupare
 

Title : Senior Lecturer

Department(s): Law

Affiliation (s):

Email (s):  atudiwe2004@yahoo.com


 

Dr. Atudiwe P. Atupare is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Ghana, Accra, Legon. He received his B.A and LL.B in 2003 and 2006 respectively from University of Ghana. He earned his M.A in Comparative Politics from Brock University in 2007 and his LL.M (Thesis Option) and PhD (Law) from Queen’s University, Canada in 2008 and 2011 respectively.

Research Interests:

Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Employment Law, Human Rights, Private International Law, Law of Torts and Legal Ethics

Publications/Papers

BOOK(S): 
Atupare A. Peter, Constitutional Justice in Africa: An Examination of Constitutional Positivism, Fundamental Law and Rights in Ghana and Nigeria (Pretoria: LexiNexis Butterworths, 2013 forthcoming]

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES/ BOOK CHAPTERS:

 Atupare A. Peter, Courts, Interpretation and Constitutions in Africa: A Focused Inquiry into Comparative Constitutional Interpretation in Ghana and Nigeria (forthcoming) XX1 Review of Ghana Law

Atupare A. Peter, Taxonomy of Transitional Justice in Africa: A Refection on the Theoretical Trajectories of Truth Commissions and International Criminal Courts (2013) XXV University of Ghana Law Journal [forthcoming]

Atupare A. Peter, Legitimacy, Judicial Review and Human Rights Enforcement in Ghana (2011) XXIII University of Ghana Law Journal 228-310


Atupare A. Peter, The Pillars and Kernel of Independence of National Human Rights Institutions: A Comparative Analysis of Canada, Ghana and South Africa Human Rights Commissions (2008) 1 Inquiry & Insight: The Waterloo Journal of Political Science 1-24

Atupare A. Peter, Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua & J. Bentil, Colonialism to Globalization: The Human Rights and Democratic Deficits in Western Development Policies in Africa” in Contemporary Issues in Law and Economics I (Law Faculty Osijek; University Strossmayer, Croatia, 2007)

Atupare A. Peter, ‘Sarbah on Legal Pluralism in the Gold Coast: Some Insights for Ghana’s Current Legal System?’ Josiah-Ayeh et al, Sarbah’s Contributions to Customary Law Development in Ghana [2013, forthcoming] chpt. 5

Atupare A. Peter ‘National Courts and the Development of Human Rights Case-Law in Africa’ in Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua (eds.) Emerging Human Rights Norms in Post-Cold War Africa (Ashgate: forthcoming,) chpt. 8

Atupare A. Peter, ‘Truth Commissions and International Criminal Courts’ in Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua (eds.) Emerging Human Rights Norms in Post-Cold War Africa (Ashgate: forthcoming,) chpt. 10

 Atupare A. Peter &, Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, ‘Colonial-Postcolonial Antecedent of Minority Rights Issues in Africa’ in Contemporary Issues in Law and Economics II (Law Faculty Osijek; University Strossmayer, Croatia, 2009)

SELECTTED CONFERNCE PRESENTATION

 
Atupare A. Peter, Taxonomy of Transitional Justice (at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of African Studies: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada 2010)

Atupare A. Peter, A Theory of Rights for Young Democracies in Africa” (The Osgoode Graduate Law Students' Annual Conference: May 2010)

 Atupare A. Peter, Democracy, Human Rights and Development in Africa: An Examination of Contemporary Socio-Political Dynamics in Ghana (Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of African Studies: Communities and Transformations in Africa and African Studies, 2009)

Atupare A. Peter, In Search of a Unity of Constitutional Justice in Africa: The Debacles of Constitutional Positivism” (The Osgoode Graduate Law Students' Annual Conference: 2009)

 Atupare A. Peter, Legitimacy, Judicial Review and Human Rights Enforcement in Ghana(Second Annual Graduate Student Conference of The Toronto Group for the Study of International Transnational, and Comparative Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law 2009).

 Atupare A. Peter, A Foul Judicial Spectacle: The Utility of Comparative Constitutional Jurisprudence in the Supreme Court of Ghana (The Osgoode Graduate Law Students' Annual Conference: Quo Vadis, Constitution? The Boundaries of Modern Law, 2008)

 Atupare A. Peter, The Pillars and Kernel of Independence of National Human Rights Institutions: A Comparative Analysis of Canada, Ghana and South Africa Human Rights Commissions (First Annual Graduate Student Conference of The Toronto Group for the Study of International Transnational, and Comparative Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law 2008.

Atupare A. Peter, Textual Rigidity or Flexibility and the Courts Methodology in Response: A Comparative Analysis of Freedom of Religion in Canada and United States (McGill-CREOR Graduate Students' Conference, McGill University, 2008)