Professor S.K.B Asante dies aged 87

Nana Susubiribi krobea Asante, Omanhene of Asokore Asante and Executive director of the centre for Regional integration in Africa(CRIA), has passed on.

A statement from the board of Trustees and Secretariat of CIRA announced the passing of Nana.

The statement read ” It is with profound sorrow that the centre for Regional Integration in Africa(CRIA) Board of Trustees and Secretariat announced the loss of the beloved Founder of the Centre. May PROF SKB ASANTE rest in eternal peace.”

Born on May 11, 1933 at Asante Asokore.

He attended Asokore Methodist middle school.

He proceeded to Achimota School.

He took an LL.B (Hons) Degree from Nothingham University in 1956.

LL.M. from London University (Kings College and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) in 1958.

He was admitted as a solicitor (Hons) of the Supreme Court of England and to the Ghana Bar in 1960.

He also possesses Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) (Yale Law School, USA) in 1965.

He was a pioneer lecturer in law at the Department/Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon (1961-65) and Acting Head of the Law Department in 1962.

He also lectured at the faculty of Law, Leeds University (UK) in 1965-66.

He became the first black African to serve as an Attorney in the Legal Department of the World Bank, Washington DC, and (1966-69).

He became an Adjunct Professor of Law at Howard University, Washington D.C (1967-69)

He served as a Solicitor General and Deputy Attorney-General of Ghana (1969-77).

He was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Business, Temple University Law School, Philadelphia, U.S.A. (1976).

He was a Chief Legal Advisor at the UN Centre on Transnational Corporations, (UNCTC), New York, (1977-83);

He was a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall and Visiting Member of the Law Faculty, Cambridge University (1978-79).

He became Director UNCTC (1983-92)

He was Visiting Professor of Law, faculty of Law, University of Ghana (1991).

He became the Director-in-charge, Division of Natural Resources, Energy, Environment Science and Technology at the UN, New York, (1993)

He became the Chairman , Public Utility Regulatory Commission of Ghana (1997-2002).

In 1991-92, Nana was the Chairman of the Committee of Experts that drafted proposals for the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. He is an active international arbitrator, a member of the ICC court of International Arbitration, Paris, as well as several other arbitration institutions, and Co-founder and Chairman of the Ghana Arbitration Centre.

He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He is a Hon. Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies, U.K.

He is a Fellow and past president of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

He is the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

He is a Member of the Ghana Bar, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England.

Member, American Society of International Law. Member, International Law Association.
Member, American Foreign Law Association.
Member, General Legal Council of Ghana (1969-80).
Member, International Bar Association

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