Prof. Raymond Akongburo Atuguba

Prof. Raymond Akongburo Atuguba
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Professor Raymond A. Atuguba is currently the Dean of the University of Ghana School of Law, where he has taught since 2002. He has been a Visiting Professor of Law and the Henry J. Steiner Visiting Professor of Human Rights at the Harvard Law School (2018–2019), and has taught 37 related courses at several universities in Africa, Europe, the United States of America, and Australia. His research interests are in constitutional and administrative law in the global south, law and development in Africa, and human rights and community lawyering. 

A graduate of the University of Ghana and of Harvard Law School, where he obtained a master of laws degree and did doctoral studies, Professor Atuguba has also worked in the public sector (he was one time the Executive Secretary to the President of Ghana); the private sector (he was the Team Leader of Law and Development Associates (LADA) and Atuguba and Associates); and the non-profit sector (he is co-founder and former Executive Director and former Board Chair of the Legal Resources Centre).

Prof. Atuguba has over 100 publications, been engaged in over 100 research and advocacy projects, produced over 100 Research and Technical Reports, and has delivered over 300 papers and presentations on all continents of the world. He has consulted for many African governments (Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zimbabwe, etc) and major international development agencies and NGOs (The UN and UNDP, The World Bank, IOM, AU, ECOWAS, USAID, DFID, GIZ, DANIDA, OXFAM, IBIS, IIED, ActionAid International, Human Rights Watch, CARE International, Plan International, OSI/OSIWA, etc) and led or co-led over 30 training programmes and workshops. He has also chaired or sat on over 50 boards and committees.