Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong

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Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong
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Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice
In office
February 2013 – January 2017
President John Dramani Mahama
Preceded by Benjamin Kunbuor
Succeeded by Gloria Akuffo
Personal details
Nationality Ghanaian
Children 3
Alma mater University of Ghana
Occupation Legal Practitioner
Profession Lawyer

Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong (was born in Tema), is a Ghanaian Female legal practitioner and aformer Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice of Ghana. She was appointed by President Mahama in 2013.[1] She is the second woman to hold this office in the country, the first being Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu. Her tenure as Attorney General of Ghana ended on 6 January 2017. In June 2018, she was appointed to serve a 3 year term on the International Criminal Court's Court of Arbitration for a three year stint spanning 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2021. the Decision to appoint her was taken on June 21, 2018 at the ICC's World Council Meeting in Paris.[2]

Education[edit]

Marietta started her education at the Tema Parents Association School. She had her secondary education at the St Roses Senior High (Akwatia) where she sat for the Ordinary Level Certificate(O level) and Advanced Level Certificate (A level). She later obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon and her Professional Certificate to practice law from the Ghana School of Law, (Makola). She then went to the Institute of Social Studies, Hague in the Netherlands, for her Post Graduate Degree.[3]

Career[edit]

Marietta has been a practicing lawyer for the past twenty years where she started her practice at Fugar and Co. law firm. Shen then move to become senior partner at Lithur Brew and Co law firm.

Politics[edit]

She was a member of the Ghana @50 Commission of Enquiry and also a Board Member of the Volta River Authority(VRA) appointed by the late President John Atta-Mills in 2009.[4][5] Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong was appointed as the Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice of Ghana by the former President John Dramani Mahama from February, 2013 to 6 January 2017.[6]

International Chamber of Commerce[edit]

She was appointed to serve on the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce from 1 July 2018 for a three year term

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President Mahama Administeres Oaths Of Allegiance And Secrecy To 17 Ministers". Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ https://citinewsroom.com/2018/06/28/ghanas-marietta-brew-appiah-oppong-appointed-to-icc-arbitration-court/
  3. ^ "Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong". www.mojagd.gov.gh. Ministry of Justice and Attorney Generals Department. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  4. ^ "President appoints more Board Members". www.ghananewsagency.org. Ghana News Agency. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Ghana @50: White Paper On The Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry". www.ghanaweb.com. Ghana Web. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  6. ^ "MRS.MARIETTA BREW APPIAH-OPPONG MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL". www.ghanaiantimes.com.gh. The Ghanaian Times. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Kunbuor
Attorney General of Ghana
2013 –2017
Succeeded by
Gloria Akuffo