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Athabasca University

Estelle Appiah




  • L.L.B. (Honours) (London University, Central London Polytechnic)
  • M.A. (Business Law) (City University of London)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (University of Ghana)


Estelle Appiah is the former Director of the Legislative Drafting Division of the Attorney-General’s Department of the Ministry of Justice, Ghana. She has worked for more than twenty two years drafting legislation in Ghana on a wide range of topics including anti-corruption and social policy in which she has a special interest.

In 2010 she was trained as a reviewer by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on the implementation of United Nations Convention Against Corruption to conduct reviews of state parties to the Convention and was a Governmental expert for the Review Mechanism on the implementation of the UNCAC country assessment of Uganda, representing the Republic of Ghana in March 2011.

Estelle Appiah was responsible for the preparation of the 2009 Ghana Anti-Corruption Manual, Comparative Analysis of Anti-Corruption Laws of Ghana compared with the UN Convention Against Corruption and the AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption. Mrs. Appiah was also a member of the team that put together the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan 2012-2021.

Estelle has taught legislative drafting to African Commonwealth Lawyers for a number of years and is the author of a Legislative Drafting Manual for African Commonwealth jurisdictions commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Mrs. Appiah consolidated and revised the legislation on children as a member of the Child Law Reform Advisory Committee that resulted in the Children’s Act, 1998 (Act 560)1995 – 1997. She received an award for the contribution towards enhancing the destiny of the Ghanaian child, UNCRC at 20, Department of Children, Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs, March 2010.

Updated November 06 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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