Curriculum Vitae


Estelle Appiah is an expert in legislative drafting and peer review mechanisms with more than 27 years experience. She has drafted legislation on a myriad of topics from social policy and petroleum to financial matters. She has also taught legislative drafting to African Commonwealth lawyers and is a legislative drafting instructor with Athabasca University, Canada.


Legislative Drafter with progressive experience at the Legislative Drafting Division of the Attorney-Generals Department of the Ministry of Justice, Accra, Ghana, culminating in the Directorship of the Division from 1st January, 2005 to March 2011, equivalent to a Justice of the Court of Appeal, reporting to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice. Appointed as a Senior State Attorney in 1989, then as Principal State Attorney, Chief State Attorney and finally as the Director of Legislative Drafting. Expert in the drafting of substantive and subsidiary legislation on a wide variety of subjects, with proven ability to write opinions, produce reports, conduct legal research and be a team leader, responsible for all legislation drafted for the Republic of Ghana until retirement in March 2011.

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