Henry Kwasi Prempeh

Legal scholar and governance expert Henry Kwasi Prempeh is executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), where he has served as a board member since the center’s founding and was its first director of legal policy and governance and co-editor of its quarterly Democracy Watch from 2001 to 2003.

Kwasi Prempeh taught at Seton Hall University School of Law (New Jersey, USA) from 2003 to 2015, securing tenure as a full professor in 2008. He was also a visiting professor at GIMPA Law School from 2010 to 2011 and has co-taught the “Constitution-Building in Africa” course at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, since 2014. In 2013-2014, he served as constitutional adviser to the UN Special Envoy to Yemen. A 2011 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, Kwasi Prempeh is a renowned expert on democratization, governance, and constitutionalism in Ghana and Africa and has published widely in the field, including articles in the influential Journal of Democracy and International Journal of Constitutional Law.

He previously practiced law in Washington, D.C. A 1993 graduate of Yale Law School, Kwasi Prempeh also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Baylor University (Texas, USA) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana. He is a member of the Ghana Law Reform Commission.