NENE AMEGATCHER NOMINATED FOR THE SUPREME COURT
The Judicial Council has nominated Nene Amegatcher, Ghana’s representative at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration for promotion to the Supreme Court
The nomination of Justices; Samuel K. Marful-Sau, Mrs. Agnes M.A. Dordzie, both Court of Appeal judges, Nene Amegatcher, former Ghana Bar Association President and Prof. Nii Ashie Kotey were approved by the Council of State.
Nomination of a Supreme Court judge is done by Judicial Council for the president’s consideration and approval by the Council of State.
Following the approval of the four, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to refer their nomination to Parliament, which will through its Appointments Committee, vet to determine their suitability for the Supreme Court job. If approved by parliament, the number of Ghana’s Supreme Court judges will move to 16.
A member of the Ghana General Legal Council, Mr. Nene Amegatcher is a former president of the Ghana Bar Association.
Nene Amegatcher is the managing partner of Sam Okudzeto & Associates and has over 31 years of experience as a Barrister and Solicitor.
He has been a consultant to the World Bank on Administrative Law, Arbitration and ADR mechanisms under its Legal Sector Reform Project.
Mr Amegatcher has since 1994 been senior lecturer at the Ghana Law School where he has been teaching Advocacy and Legal Ethics as well as other ADR courses.
He was a chief examiner in law for the West African Examination Council between 1988 and 2004.
He taught Commercial Law and General Principles of English and Ghanaian Law at the Accra Polytechnic between 1980 and 1994.
He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, American Bar Foundation, American Bar Association, Ghana Arbitration Centre, Pupilage Committee of the Ghana Bar Association, International Bar Association, Board of Legal Aid Scheme, National Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force/Committee, American Arbitration Association and Board of Judicial Training Institute.