Staff Profile

Dr. Abdul Baasit Aziz Bamba
  Title : Lecturer

Department(s): Law

Affiliation (s):

Email (s):  azizbamba@gmail.com/ a_baasit@yahoo.com

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

Publications/Papers

1.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
2. The State of Public Interest Litigation in Ghana WAPILC Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009, pp. 1–23
3. Willfully Causing Financial Loss to the State: A Critique of Republic v. Ibrahim Adam & Ors. (2002-2004) UGLJ 89
4. Abdul Baasit et al “Report on Ghana Court Users and Uses Study” prepared for the World Bank, 2009
5. 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
6. 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.
7. “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.


DISSERTATION AND PAPERS WRITTEN


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