Sophia Akuffo

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Sophia Akuffo
Supreme Court Judge
Personal details
Citizenship Ghanaian
Nationality Ghanaian
Profession Supreme Court Judge (Ghana)

Sophia A.B. Akuffo is a Judge of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

Sophia Akuffo trained as a lawyer under Nana Akufo-Addo.[1] She has been a member of the Governing Committee of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute,[2] and the Chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force. In January 2006 she was elected one of the first judges of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights:[3] initially elected for two years,[4] she was subsequently re-elected until 2014 and is at present serving as Vice-President of the Court.[5]

She has written The Application of Information & Communication Technology in the Judicial Process – the Ghanaian Experience, a presentation to the African Judicial Network Ghana (2002).

Sophia Akuffo was nominated as Chief Justice on 11th May 2017 by Nana Akufo-Addo which is subject to approval by Parliament.

Judicial writings[edit]

  • New Patriotic Party v Attorney-General (also referred to as the CIBA case) 1997 ICHRL 24 (12 March 1997)


  1. ^ Akufo-Addo for President '08
  2. ^ Judge Sophia Akuffo
  3. ^ Samuel M. Makinda and F. Wafula Okumu, The African Union: challenges of globalization, security, and governance, Routledge, 2006, p. 190
  4. ^ African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights Booklet
  5. ^ The African Court Judges