Dr. Raymond A. Atuguba, is a Professor in Law at the Law Faculty in the University of Ghana, where he teaches Conflict of Laws, Administrative Law and several Human Rights and Law and Development Seminars. He serves actively on the advisory board of the African Policy Journal, a Harvard Kennedy School Student Publication.
He is a 1997 graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana and an alumnus of Harvard Law School where he graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Human Rights and International Finance in 2000 and with a Doctor of Juridical Sciences (S.J.D) degree in Development Studies and Law and Development in 2004. He recently earned an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Dr. Atuguba is co-founder and the Executive Director of the Legal Resources Centre, a human rights and development organization in Ghana. He also founded and is the Team Leader of a Policy Consultancy Firm – Law and Development Associates (LADA).
The Harvard trained Lawyer, has worked with and consulted for governments, and many national and international human rights and development organisations. These include the Governments of Ghana and Liberia; the UN-OHCHR, UNDP, UNODC, the World Bank, the EU, ECOWAS, DFID, USAID, GTZ (GIS), DANIDA, ILO, IOM, FES, British Council, IIED, CHRI, OSIWA, IBIS, Action Aid International, Plan International and Oxfam.
Dr. Atuguba is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and has argued several precedent setting cases in the Supreme Court of Ghana. He is also a member of the African Studies Association, the Ghana Society for Development Dialogue and a Senior Fellow of the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS).
He has published extensively, mostly in relation to the intersection of law, policy and human rights, and the politics and economics of development, institutions and institutional change.
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