Professor Kwame Frimpong is a graduate of the University of Ghana and Yale Law School in the United States. He is a Professor of Law and a qualified barrister in Ghana.
He taught at the University of Botswana from 1984 to 2007. Prior to that, he taught briefly at the University of Ghana from 1978 to 1984. Professor Frimpong was a former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of University of Botswana. He was also the Secretary General of the Southern African Universities Social Science Conference (SAUSSC) from January 1996 to December 1999.
He served as the United Nations Legal Adviser (Observer) 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 (1992-1994).
Professor Frimpong has since December 2007 returned to his home country, Ghana. He is Professor of Law at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where he served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Governance, Leadership and Public Management (GSGL&PM) from 2008 to 2010. He has since 20 January 2010 been appointed the Founding Dean of a new Law School at GIMPA.
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 of rule of law, human rights, democratic rule and good governance in Africa.