Publications and Papers Presented

Corruption the Antithesis of the Rule of Law. Paper presented at the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel Conference CALC, Melbourne, Australia. April 2017.

Returned Exile; a Biography of George James Christian of Dominica and the Gold Coast 1869-1940, Margaret D. Rouse-Jones and Estelle M. Appiah. Published by the University of the West Indies Press 2016.

Affirmative Action, Gender Equality and Increased Participation for Women, Which way for Ghana? Paper presented at the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel Conference CALC, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2015, published in the Statute Law Review, June 2015, Article citation: Estelle Matilda Appiah, Affirmative Action, Gender Equality, and Increased Participation for Women, Which Way for Ghana?
June 2015 doi: 10.1093/slr/hmv016, also published in the Loophole CALC, July 2015.

Quality Rights and Mental Health in Ghana, a Case Study of the Enactment of the Mental Health Act. Paper published in the Journal of Public Mental Health for special issue on Mental Health and Human Rights December 2013. Article citation: Estelle Matilda Appiah, (2013) Quality rights and mental health in Ghana, Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 12 Iss:4, pp.224-229.

Legislative Sovereignty and the Globalisation of Law, Experience from Ghana. Paper presented at the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel Conference CALC, Cape Town, South Africa. April 2013, published in the Loophole CALC, August 2013.

UNCAC Review Process and the Private Sector, an Assessment Report. Paper prepared for the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition. May 2013.

Legislating Anti-Corruption Initiatives, the Ghana Perspective, Presentation on West African and Community Initiatives and Enforcement Priorities for Anti-Corruption and Bribery, the Anti-Corruption West Africa Edition Conference, C5 Forum, Accra, Ghana June 2012.

Margaret D. Rouse-Jones and Estelle M. Appiah. West Indian Patriot in West Africa:
A study of George James Christian of Dominica and the Gold Coast in Caribbean Heritage edited by Basil A. Reid (Chapter 13:195-206). Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press and The Reed Foundation, ix, 394p. 2012.

Margaret D. Rouse-Jones and Estelle M. Appiah. West Indian Returnees and their Communities, Examples from the Gold Coast in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, in Back to Africa Volume II. The Ideology and Practice of the African Returnee: Phenomenon from the Caribbean and North-America to Africa. Edited by Kwesi Kwaa Prah. (Chapter 17: 380-406). Cape Town, South Africa: The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society. CASAS Book Series No. 92, ix, 492p. 2012.

Situation Analysis of the Intestate Succession and Property Rights of Spouses Bills, the Gender Asset Gap Project, Publication of the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, December 2011.

The Training and Development of Legislative Drafters in Commonwealth Africa, the Way Forward. Paper presented at the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel Conference CALC, Hyderabad, India , February 2011 published in the Loophole CALC, November 2011.

The Nexus between the Trafficking and Proliferation of Small arms and Light weapons, Money laundering and Terrorist financing in Ghana, report for the Inter-Governmental Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA, December 2010.

West Indian Returnees and their Communities: Examples from the Gold Coast: 19th 20th Century, Margaret D. Rouse-Jones and Estelle M. Appiah. Paper presented at a workshop on 19th-20th century Back to Africa; African-American and West Indian Returnees and their Communities (18th 21st Century) organised by the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society , CASAS, Johannesburg, South Africa,
November 2010.

The Consultative Process in Social Policy Legislation, the experience of Ghana in the Property Rights of Spouses Bill, the Loophole, publication of the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel, CALC August 2010.

Protecting the Rights of Children in Ghana, the Legal Framework and ancillary matters, Paper presented at the Commonwealth African Regional Law Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, April 2010.

Lobbying as a strategy, The Mental Health Bill of Ghana, Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel, CALC African Regional Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, April 2010.

West Indian Patriot in West Africa: A case study of George James Christian of Dominica and the Gold Coast. Margaret Rouse-Jones and Estelle M. Appiah paper prepared for the fourth conference of the Association of the Worldwide African Diaspora, ASWAD, Barbados. West Indies, 2007.

Protecting the Rights of Children in Ghana, the Legal Framework and ancillary matters, paper prepared for Centre for Policy Analysis August 2007.

Legislative Drafting Manual for African Commonwealth Jurisdictions, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, June 2007.

Reforming the Legal and Institutional Framework in the transformation of the African Public Services, the experience of Ghana, Commonwealth Secretariat Meeting, Abuja, Nigeria 2006.

Elimination of Child Labour in Ghana, Trainee Career Magistrates Programme, Ghana Law School 2006.

Orphans and the Vulnerable Child, related Legal and Protection Issues HIV/AIDS, overview of existing laws August 2005.

New and Emerging Legislation affecting Women and Children in Ghana, paper for Gender and Development Centre, University of the West Indies, July 2005.

Common Country Assessment, Ghana Summary Report on Vulnerable Groups and Protection Issues, UNICEF, June 2005.

New Laws affecting Women and Children, paper for the Department of Social Work, University of Ghana, March 2004.

Interpreting the Childrens Act in the Context of Social-Cultural Norms of Child Labour in Ghana, Protection or Survival, the Dilemma of Legislation, paper for National Conference on Livelihood and Migration in Contemporary Ghana, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana, October 2001.

International Law, National Law and the Rights of the Child 2001.

Comprehensive National Legislation on the Child, the Ghanaian experience, paper presented at the West African Conference on War Affected Children, April 2000, Accra.

Child Law Reform Highlights, paper presented at the Centre for Social Policy Studies, University of Ghana 1998.

Juvenile Justice; the Ghana perspective: before and after Law Reform, paper prepared for the South African Law Committee 1997.


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