Prof. Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua

Associate Professor

Prof. Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua



LL.B (Hons) (UG), BL (GSL), LL.M (Dal), DCL (McGill)

Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua is Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra where he teaches Public International Law and International Human Rights Law. He is also the representative lecturer from University of Ghana 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 the University of Ghana, Legon 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. 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 a research on “Building Academic Freedom and Democracy in Africa.” He is a member of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE), USA and executive member, Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies, Woodbridge, VA, USA. 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 has recently been appointed as a board member of the Global Observatory on Academic Freedom, Central European University, Vienna, Austria.

  • DCL - Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • LLM - Dalhousie University Law School, Halifax, Canada
  • BL - Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana
  • LLB - University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law of Diplomacy