E. Kofi Abotsi: "Localising International Criminal Justice in Africa: A bottom Up Model for the ICC in Africa"

Guest lecture:

Professor Abotsi is the Dean of the Law Faculty of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).


Dean Abotsi, along with his colleagues at GIMPA, has been instrumental in the establishment of the African Center on International Criminal Justice in Accra.  This centre has as its purpose to enhance knowledge and foster collaboration on international criminal justice, on the African continent.  The Centre is envisioned as a repository and resource on international criminal law and the International Criminal Court, for lawyers, judges, academics, the media and public, in Ghana, and more broadly on the African continent, and beyond.

Dean Abotsi is a prominent Ghanaian academic, public intellectual and lawyer.

Prior to assuming his position at GIMPA, he was a senior lecturer at the Institute and had also lectured at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.  He acted as counsel to the Constitutional Review Commission of Ghana and as the lead consultant to the structural and systems reform of the Attorney-General’s Department & Ministry of Justice, Ghana. He holds a bachelor of Laws Degree and Barrister-at-Law Certificate from the University of Ghana and the Ghana School of Law respectively, as well as a Master of Laws Degree from Harvard Law School.