Prof. (Mrs.) Lydia Apori Nkansah

Associate Professor

Dept: Commercial Law
Faculty of Law, KNUST

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Primary Interest: Constitutional Law, International Criminal Justice, Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Peace Building, Democracy and Electoral L...~more

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Prof. (Mrs.) Lydia A. Nkansah is the Dean of Faculty of Law, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. Previously, she was a lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), where she trained members of the Parliaments of Ghana and Liberia on constitutionalism and legislative process. She helped to establish the 3rd public law school in Ghana at GIMPA. She was instrumental in setting up the Law Faculty in Ondo State, Nigeria. Prof. Nkansah served as an academic instructor at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College and has facilitated courses at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre on human rights, transitional justice and the law of armed conflict. She was a member of the Ghana National Commission on Children and also served on the Board of the Ghana Institute of Languages. She has experience in human rights practice in peace times and post-conflict times. She was a Senior Legal Officer at the Ghana Human Rights Commission, Head of the Research Unit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Sierra Leone which the  government of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the United Nations established for transitional justice  to address the human rights abuses which occurred during  the civil war in Sierra Leone.  She also served as an International Expert Advisor to the Liberian Transitional Legislative Assembly on Truth and Reconciliation Bill for transitional justice on human rights abuses on the war in Liberia. She has published in the areas of constitutional law, transitional justice, legal theory, legal research method, democratization and electoral laws, international criminal justice, and consumer protection among others. 

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