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Akua Kuenyehia (dem born am 1947) be Ghanaian academic den lawyer wey serve as judge give de International Criminal Court (ICC) from 2003 go 2015. She san serve as First Vice-president give de Court.[1] Na she be one of de three female African judges for ICC.

Akua Kuenyehia
Sex or genderfemale Edit
Country of citizenshipGhana Edit
Name in native languageAkua Kuenyehia Edit
Given nameAkua Edit
Family nameKuenyehia Edit
Date of birth1947 Edit
Place of birthGhana Edit
Languages spoken, written or signedEnglish, French Edit
Occupationjudge, university teacher, lawyer Edit
EmployerInternational Criminal Court Edit
Position heldJudge of the International Criminal Court, vice president Edit
Educated atSomerville College, Achimota School, University of Ghana, University of Oxford Edit
Work locationGhana Edit
Member ofCrimes Against Humanity Initiative Edit

Kuenyehia represent Ghana for de United Nations' Convention for Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) committee for 2003 insyd wey she work hard contribute to ein reputation den influence.

Kuenyehia be Honorary Fellow of Somerville College.[2]

She be member of de Crimes Against Humanity Initiative Advisory Council, project of de Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute for Washington University School of Law wey dey St. Louis wey dem dey establish de world ein first treaty for de prevention den punishment of crimes against humanity.

Ein education den early career

Kuenyehia get ein education for Achimota School, University of Ghana den Somerville College wey dey Oxford. She spend most of ein professional career teaching for de University of Ghana, as Dean of Law, den as visiting professor for oda institutions wey dey include Leiden University den Temple University.[3] She be de President give Mountcrest University College wey dey Ghana. Dem name de Law Faculty Building wey dey University of Ghana, Legon, in honour of President John Atta Mills den Professor Kuenyehia.[4]

Judge of de International Criminal Court, 2003–2015

For March 2009 insyd, judges choose Kuenyehia as well as Anita Ušacka of Latvia for appeals positions.[5] Three months later, na both of dem for step down from sam appeal wey dey case of Germain Katanga of de Democratic Republic of Congo, for trial for war crimes den crimes against humanity, secof na dem previously issue ein arrest warrant.[5]

Ein life matter

Kuenyehia marry plus three kiddies.[6]

Ein books

  • Women and Law in West Africa (2003). Accra, Ghana, WaLWA. ISBN 9988-7874-1-3
  • With Butegwa, F., & S. Nduna (2000). Legal Rights Organizing for Women in Africa: A Trainer's Manual. Harare, Zimbabwe, WiLDAF. ISBN 0-7974-2082-7
  • With Bowman, C. G. (2003). Women and Law in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accra, Ghana: Sedco. ISBN 9964-72-235-4.


Insyd 2013, de University of Ghana name fresh constructed faculty of law building after Kuenyehia.[7]


  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20040624062417/http://www.icc-cpi.int/presidency/firstvice.html
  2. https://www.some.ox.ac.uk/people-old/emeritus-and-honorary-fellows/
  3. https://www.un.org/law/icc/elections/judges/kuenyehia/kuenyehia.htm
  4. https://www.modernghana.com/news/472827/1/ug-names-law-faculty-building-after-mills-kuenyehi.html
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.ft.com/content/21de35c6-def7-11e0-9af3-00144feabdc0
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20050529173058/http://www.icc-cpi.int/library/organs/presidency/curriculumvitae_Kuen.pdf
  7. http://vibeghana.com/2013/07/03/ug-names-new-faculty-of-law-building/