Godwin Dzah

Godwin Dzah is a doctoral student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His research explores the interaction of natural resources, environment and society within the context of North-South engagement. His proposed research project at UBC focuses on the development of a functional transnational environmental rights regime in Africa. His research envisions an environmental rights regime in Africa inspired by the right to a healthy and satisfactory environment favourable to development as provided under article 24 of the1982 African (Banjul) Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the Harvard Law School. He graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree. He also holds a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law, and is admitted to law practice in Ghana. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Marine and Environmental Law Institute at Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. He was also a Research Fellow with the Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea at the Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Secretariat. His published works focus on constitutional and administrative law, public international law and environmental law and policy.

Email: godwindzah@gmail.com