Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor




Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor is a lecturer with the University of Ghana School of Law who has years of enviable experience working with the Government of Ghana. Dr. Kunbuor has served as the Director of Operations of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice as well as a Minister of State and Member of Parliament. He has publications to his credit in Decentralization and Land Administration, the Geography of Law, Human Rights in Ghana, and the Law of Taxation in Ghana. He previously taught Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Warwick Law School in the United Kingdom, and also taught the Law and Practice of Taxation at the Ghana School of Law.


  • PhD- University of Warwick Law School, UK
  • LLM- University of Warwick Law School, UK
  • BL- Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana
  • LLB- University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana


  • Law and Development
  • Law of Taxation
  • Security Sector Governance



2020 The Geography of Law: A Critical Spatial Perspective on Law and Decentralised Development in Northern Ghana. TYPE Publishers Ltd: Accra.

2017 Kunbuor, B.B, Ali-Nakyea, A and Demitia, W.K.O (2017) Ghana Tax Law, Type Publishers: Accra

2011 Kunbuor, B.B. (2011) Ghana Tax Law Premier, 2nd edn. Type Publishers Ltd: Accra

2009 Ghana Tax Law Premier, 1st edn. Agape Publishers: Accra

2009 Law and Decentralised Development: The Case of Northern Ghana, Agape Publishers Ltd: Accra



2020 “The Public and Private Law Dichotomy: An Introduction”, in As a Matter of Law and Rights in Ghana. LexisNexis: Durban, Chapter 1.

2020 “Law and Justice in Constitutional Democracies: Ghana’s Jurisprudence”, in As a Matter of Law and Rights in Ghana. LexisNexis: Durban, Chapter 5.

2019 “The Spatial Turn in Law and a Jurisprudence in the Geography of Law in Ghana: An Exploration, in The Millennium Publications. University of Ghana School of Law Publications, Legon, Accra.

2015 “The War of Terror and the War on Terror: Implications for good governance and fundamental Human Rights in Commonwealth Countries”, in The Parliamentarian, 2015 Issue Two XCVII.

2007 “Ghana’s Legislation on Small Arms and Ammunition and the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons”, in FOCUS January, 2007 No. 10 edn., FOSDA: Accra.

2004 Bortei-Doku, E. A. Atuguba, R. and Kunbuor, B.B (2004) The Right to Development Report- Ghana Country Study, Legal Resources Centre, Accra, Ghana.

2003 “Multiple Layers of Land rights and multiple owners: The Case of Land Disputes in the Upper West Region of Ghana”, in Kroger, F. and Meier, B. (eds.) Ghana’s North: Research in Culture, Religion and Politics of Societies in Transition, Peter Lang: Frankfurt [pp. 101-159].

2001 “Epistolary Jurisdiction of the Indian Courts and Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms in Ghana’s 1992 Constitution: Some Jurisprudential Lessons”, in Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development (LGD). 2001 (2). University of Warwick: United Kingdom.

2000 “Traditional and State Law in Land Conflicts: Case Studies from the Upper West Region of Ghana”, Working Papers on African Societies. Number 43. Humboldt- University Institute of African Studies, Berlin, Germany.

2000 “Customary Law of the Dagara of Northern Ghana: Indigenous Rules or A Social Construction”, in Journal of Dagaare Studies Vol. 2 Number 2 [pp. 1-21]

1998 The ‘Trokosi’ (Slave Virgin Girls) of the Volta Region of Ghana. A Study Commissioned by the Lord Rootes Memorial Fund, Modern Records Centre University of Warwick: UK.