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Kwame Frimpong

Dean and Professor
Department of Laws
University of Botswana


Kwame Frimpong is a Professor of Law and a qualified barrister in Ghana. He taught at the University of Botswana from 1984 to 2007 and was a former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University from 1990-92. Prior to that, he taught briefly at the University of Ghana from 1978 to 1984. He was also the Secretary General of the Southern African Universities Social Science Conference (SAUSSC) from 1996-1999. From 1992 – 1994, Professor Frimpong served as the United Nations Legal Adviser to the Commission Regarding Public Violence and Intimidation (popularly known as the Goldstone Commission) under the United Nations Mission to South Africa (UNOMSA), during South Africa’s transition to democratic rule. Professor Frimpong returned to Ghana in December 2007 and was the Dean of the Graduate School of Governance, Leadership and Public Management at GIMPA (2008-2010). He later became the Founding Dean of GIMPA Law School (2010-2012). He subsequently became Professor of Law and Dean at the School of Research and Graduate Studies at MountCrest University College (2013-2015). Professor Frimpong is currently the Founding Dean at the newly established Faculty of Law at University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). Professor Frimpong’s research and publications are versatile and cover, criminal law, administration of criminal justice, criminology, penology, prison reform, constitutional law and constitutionalism, human rights, democratic governance, and corruption. Professor Frimpong is a strong advocate for the rule of law, human rights, democratic rule and good governance in Africa; and has been championing the fight against corruption on the African continent.

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