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Raymond A. Atuguba

Dean, University of Ghana School of Law, University of Ghana

Prof. Raymond Akongburo Atuguba is the Dean of the University of Ghana School of Law. He is a 1997 graduate of that School and an alumnus of Harvard Law School where he graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Human Rights and International Finance in 2000 and with a Doctor of Juridical Sciences (S.J.D) degree in Development Studies and Law and Development in 2004. He also holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Prior to his appointment as the Executive Secretary to the President in 2013 (a position he has since left), Prof. Atuguba was for many years engaged in the fields of constitutional governance and the consolidation of democratic gains; law and policy advocacy; public policy reform; natural resource governance; justice sector reform and rights-based approaches to development. He has been a member of the High Level Task Force on the Right to Development for the UN (2008-2010) and the Executive Secretary to Ghana's Constitution Review Commission (2010-2012). As the co-founder and former Executive Director of the non-profit Legal Resources Centre and later Founder and Team Leader of a Policy Consultancy Firm – Law and Development Associates, he has consulted for various governments and international organizations. These include the Governments of The Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Sierra Leone; the UN-OHCHR, UNDP, UNODC, the World Bank, the EU, the AU, ECOWAS, DFID, USAID, GTZ (GIS), DANIDA, ILO, IOM, FES, British Council, IIED, CHRI, OSIWA, IBIS, Action Aid International, Plan International and Oxfam. Dr. Atuguba is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and has argued several precedent setting cases in the Supreme Court of Ghana. He is also a member of the African Studies Association, the Ghana Society for Development Dialogue and a Fellow of the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS).


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, University of Ghana