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Akua Kuenyehia
Akua Kuenyehia

Ghana

First Vice President, International Criminal Court


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Created: 5th Mar 2009
Modified: 5th Mar 2009
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Professional Information
Employer:
International Criminal Court
Position:
First Vice President
Working primarily in:
Ghana

Biographical Information
Akua Kuenyehia
(At a Glance)
Gender: female
Place of Origin: Ghana


Professor Kuenyehia was elected for a three-year term from the African Group of States (African States), and is assigned to the Pre-Trial Division.

She was Dean, Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana before her election as a judge. During her time at that university, she taught criminal law, gender and the law, international human rights law and public international law. She was co-ordinator of a research project entitled "Women and Law in Anglophone West Africa", which covered Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. She has written three books and numerous academic publications on gender and the law, family law and international human rights.

Judge Kuenyehia is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She has experience as solicitor, advocate and human rights expert, and in criminal law and procedure. She also has experience as an administrator and has expertise in gender and the law, international human rights issues and was a member of the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). -- ICC Profile