Staff Profile

Prof.Nii Ashie Kotey
 



Title : Associate Professor

Department(s): Law

Affiliation (s):

Email (s):  enakotey@yahoo.com

Prof Kotey earned his Ph.D. and LL.M from the University of London and LL.B (Hons) from the University of Ghana. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana. He has been a visiting lecturer in Nigeria as well as a visiting Scholar in the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Prof. Kotey has a rich and diverse experience in both academia and in the real world. He has been Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon and Acting Director of the Ghana School of Law. He was a director of the Ghana Legal Literacy and Resource Foundation and the General Legal Council. For over thirty (30) years, Prof, Kotey has been involved in development, higher education and civic issues.

 Research Interests

Land and Natural Resource Law and Management

Environmental Law and Policy

Human Rights Law and Policy

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Corporate Law and Practice


Refereed Publications

2008        “Who Leads the Parliament of Ghana” in who is the Leader of the House of the Parliament of Ghana, Accra, Legal Resources Centre and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung,pp.14-27

2007    With Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, et al., Legal and Institutional Issues in Land Policy Reform, ISSSER Technical Publiation No.74, ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon.

2005 With Dominic Ayine et.al, Lifting the Lid on Foreign Investment Contracts: the Real Deal for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Markets Briefing Paper No.1, September 2005, International Institute for Environment and Development, London

2004 With Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, “Household Patterns and Conjugal Rights” in Akua Kuenyehia, (ed.) Women and Law in West Africa Gender Relations in the Family- a West African Perspective. WaLWA, Accra.pp.71-80

2003 With Mark Owusu Yeboah, Peri-Urbanism, Land Relations and Women in Ghana. Access to Justice Series No.1, Accra, Ghana

2002 Compulsory Acquisition of Land in Ghana: Does the 1992 Constitution open New Vistas? In Toulmin, C et. al. (eds.) The Dynamics of Resources Tenure in West Africa. Oxford, James Currey/Heinemann.pp.203-214

2002 With Mann and Bediatuo. Developing the Legal Framework for Collaborative Forest Management in the Republic of Ghana: Development of Concrete Proposals for the Amendment of the Legal Framework for CFM in the Republic of Ghana, volumes 1 and 2. Forum, Oberaula, Germany, November, 2012

2001 With Kasanga, Mann, et.al. Land Management in Ghana: Building on Tradition and Modernity. International Institute for Environment and Development, London

2000 “The 1992 Constitution and Freedom of the Media” in Karikari K. and Kumado, K.(ed.). The Law and the Media in Ghana, School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. pp.30-49

1998 With Dzodzi Tsikata. “Women and Land Rights in Ghana”, in Akua Kuenyehia, (ed.) Women and Law in West Africa: Situational Analysis of some Key Issues Affecting Women. WaLWA, University of Ghana, Legon.pp 203-229.

1998 Kotey et.al. Falling into Place.Policies that Work for Forests and People Series no.4, Intenational Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London

1997 “Enforcing Fundamental Human Rights: Accessing Legal Aid, FIDA, CHRAJ and the Courts”, in E.K.Quashigah (ed.), The judicial System and the Protection of Human Rights, Accra, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, pp.133-179

1997 “Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Ghana under the Fourth Republic”, in Costa, J-P and Canania G. (eds.), Human Rights and Public Administration, International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), Brussels,pp.129-157

1996 With J.Mayers et al. Incentives for Sustainable Forest Management: A study in Ghana, IIED Forestry and Land Use Series No.6, International Institute for Environment and Development, London

1997 With S.Bass, et. al. “Policies Affecting Forests and People: Ten Elements that Work” (1997) Commonwealth Forestry Review 76(3),186

1996 With J.Mayers. Local Institutions and Adaptive Forest Management in Ghana, IIED Forestry and Land Use Series No.7, International Institute for Environment and Development, London

1995 “Land and Tree Tenure and Rural Development Forestry in Northern Ghana”, (1994-1995) 19 University of Ghana Law Journal 102-132

1995 “The Supreme Court and Conflict Resolution in the Fourth Republic”, in M.Ocquaye (ed.), Democracy and Conflict Resolution in Ghana, Accra, Goldtype Publiations, pp.276-309

1994 With C. Sargent, et.al. “Incentives for the Sustainable Management of the Tropical High Forest in Ghana” (1994) Commonwealth Forestry Review 73 (3), 155-163                  

1991 “The Termination of Leases" (1991-93) 18 University of Ghana Law Journal 30-48      

 1990 " Legal Control of Rents of Premises in Urban Areas of Ghana: Lessons and Prospects", (1989-90) 17 Review of Ghana Law 118-137  

1989 "The Rights and Obligations of Residential Landlords and Tenants",(1986-90) University of Ghana Law Journal 100-159

1985 "The African Charter on Human and People's Rights: an Exposition, Analysis and Critique", (1982-85) 16 University of Ghana Law Journal 130-152   

 

 Technical Reports    

2005 With Christine Dowuona-Hammond and R. Atuguba, Land Management in Ghana: Legislative and Judicial Review, Accra, Land Administration project.

2004 With Dominic Ayine, Transnational Investment Contracts and Sustainable Development: Minining Concession Contracts in Ghana, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London

2003 With Kwame Gyan, New Actors in Land Markets; A Ghana Country Report, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London

2001 Family and Gender Relations in Ghana: Trends and Implications. Report of the Ghana Country Study, Women and Law in West Africa Project. Accra, July 2001

2001 With Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, E. Household Patterns, Conjugal Relations and the Law: Exploring the Effects of Gendered Space. Report of a sub study, in the Ghana country study of the women and Law in West Africa Project. July 2001

1996 With Kwabia Boateng, et. al. Conditions and Options for Forest Management Certification in Ghana. Report presented at the national workshop on Forest Management Certification and other Market-Based Instruments in Ghana, Kumasi, 12-13 June 1996

1994 With C. Sargent, et.al. Incentives for the Sustainable Management of the Tropical High Forest in Ghana, Final report to the Government of Ghana. IIED, London and Forestry Department of Ghana, Accra

1993 With CC Bengough, PS Savill, DJ Smith and J TOFT. Ghana; Preparation Project for Plantations in the Transitional Climatic Zone

1992 Land and Tree Tenure and Forestry in the Savanna Areas of Ghana: Report of a Study, Accra: Hunting Technical Services/ FRMP

 

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