Staff Profiles

Prof Kenneth Asamoa Acheampong

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Faculty of Social Sciences


Associate Professor

Location: BLOCK 230 ROOM 106
Phone: (+267) 355 - 5464
Email Prof Kenneth Asamoa Acheampong

1] Master of Laws Degree (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

2] Bachelor of Laws Degree (Second Upper) (University of Ghana)

3] Diploma in Human Rights (Lund University, Sweden)

4} Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana

I am from a polygamous family of a father, three wives and seventeen children (I am the penultimate child). The family resides in Kenyasi in the Ahafo Region of Ghana in West Africa. After my primary and secondary education, I read Law (LLB) at the University of Ghana at Legon in Accra, Ghana. I, also, read Law (LLM) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. I have a Diploma in Human Rights from Lund University, Sweden. I am a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. I did my compulsory one-year national service at the Attorney-General's Chambers in Ghana. I have extensive lecturing experience in law, generally, and, specifically, in the areas of Human Rights Law (international and domestic/national), International Humanitarian Law (or the Law of Armed Conflicts), Advanced Legal Theory and Jurisprudence, Law of International Organizations, Specific Delicts and Business Law. This lecturing experience comes from tertiary institutions in Nigeria, Kenya, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini); and Botswana (University of Botswana, where I have been since 23 April 2013). My research interests are in the areas of Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law, International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law and Advanced Legal Theory and Jurisprudence. I have vast university administrative experience and service to the legal profession, my community and University. I am married with one wife and have four children. I love sports and reading.

1] International Human Rights Law

2] Human Rights Law

3] Advanced Legal Theory and Jurisprudence

4] Jurisprudence

5] International Humanitarian Law

6] Introduction to the Law of Armed Conflict

7] Specific Delicts

8] Law of International Organizations

9] Business Law

1] Human Rights Law, generally, and, specifically, women's rights,.minorities rights, children's rights, disability rights and prisoners' rights 

2] Refugee Protection Law (international and domestic/national levels)

3] Constitutional Law, generally, and specifically, the constitutional protection of human rights

4] International Humanitarian Law

5] Advanced Legal Theory and Jurisprudence

6] International Organizations and their role in human rights' protection and promotion


1] Human Rights Law (at both international and domestic/national levels)

2] International Organizations and their intervention in armed conflicts, especially with the aim of protecting human rights

3] International Humanitarian Law and its intersection with International Human Rights Law

4] Extradition Law at the intersection of human rights and the peoples' right to self-determination and its concomitant principle of national sovereignty

5] Law and HIV/AIDS prevention (human rights context)

1] Human Dignity and the Human Rights of Botswana Prisoners of Foreign Origin Living with HIV/AIDS, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 2017, Vol. 35, No. 2, at p. 127 - p. 145.

2] Human Rights, National Law and the Reduction of Statelessness, in Southern Africa Litigation Centre (ed.), "Protection Frameworks for Refugees and Migrants in Southern Africa", SALC: Pretoria, RSA, January 2018, at p. 25 - p. 49

3] CEDAW's General Recommendation No. 35: A Theoretical Analysis of Culture, Human Rights and Violence against Women, in Baakile Motshegwa, Karyn N. Onyeneho & Peggy Valentine (Eds.), Priorities for the Future: Good Governance, Health and Safety, Social Justice and Economic Equality, CIMPAD (USA) Conference Proceedings, January 2019, at p. 56 - p. 67 [ISBN: 978-0-692-12180-1

4] Upholding the Concept of the Universality of Human Rights: Some Current Jurisprudential Concerns Regarding the Zimbabwe Land Issue, University of Nairobi Law Journal, 2004, Vol. 2, Issue 1, at p. 29 - p. 45

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