Akua Kuenyehia

Akua Kuenyehia

Judge - International Criminal Court (2003 - )

Dean - Faculty of Law, University of Ghana


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Women and Law in West Africa: Situational Analysis of Some Key Issues Affecting Women [Academic Literature, Sedco Publishing, 2003]

Judge Kuenyehia (1947) was Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana, before her election as a judge. During her time at that university, she taught criminal law, gender and the law, international human rights law and public international law. She was co-ordinator of a research project entitled ‘Women and Law in Anglophone West Africa’, which covered Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. She has written three books and numerous academic publications on gender and the law, family law and international human rights. Judge Kuenyehia is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She has experience as a solicitor, advocate and human rights expert, and in criminal law and procedure. She also has experience as an administrator and has expertise in gender and the law, international human rights issues and was a member of the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Judge Kuenyehia was the First Vice-President of the Court from 11 March, 2003 until 11 March, 2009.

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