Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Budu

Dean, Faculty of Law

DR. KWAKU AGYEMAN-BUDU is a Lawyer by profession and a legal academic. Since January 2013 he has been teaching various law courses at the Faculty of Law of the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra, Ghana. In September of 2013, Kwaku established The Justice Foundation, an apolitical, not-for-profit, non-religious human rights organization, with the sole purpose of increasing access to justice in Ghana. In this capacity, he has represented numerous indigent criminal defendants in the courts of Ghana on a pro-bono basis. Kwaku holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the University of Ghana, and a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law. He also holds a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in International Law & Justice and a Doctor of Juridical Science Degree (SJD) from Fordham University School of Law in the United States. Kwaku is a member and coordinator of the Judicial Service of Ghana’s Internship & Clerkship Committee, where he oversees the placement of law students to the various courts of Ghana since 2015. He has been the Head of Law Centers at the Faculty of Law, GIMPA, where he oversaw the management of the African Centre of International Criminal Justice (ACICJ) and the African Centre on Law & Ethics (ACLE) between 2019 and 2022. Dr. Agyeman-Budu teaches Constitutional Law, International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law and Intellectual Property Law at the GIMPA Faculty of Law, where he is also the Editor-in-Chief of the GIMPA Law Review. His research and practice interests include all of the aforementioned areas of law, as well as Criminal Law, International Criminal Law & Justice, Business & Human Rights and Legal Ethics. Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Budu was appointed as Dean of the GIMPA Faculty of Law by the Governing Council of GIMPA on 1st September 2022 for an initial three (3) year term.

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