Justice Emile Short

Justice Emile Short

Justice Emile Short was the first Commissioner at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in 1993 just when the country had transitioned into democratic rule. He received his Master’s Degree in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, after which he headed a law firm in Ghana. He has lectured at University of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana and at Middlesex Polytechnic in London.

In 2004 he was elected by the UN General Assembly to serve as an Ad Litem Judge for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda at Arusha in Tanzania. After 5 years he returned to his post at the CHRAJ until he retired in 2010. He then returned to the Tribunal for a year.

Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin

Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin

Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin is the Director of the Accra-based West Africa Regional Office of ABANTU for Development, a women’s rights organization that works to promote gender responsiveness in policies in Africa. She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Ghana. She holds a second Masters degree from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and a PhD in Gender and Energy studies from University of Birmingham, UK.

In addition to her work as Director of ABANTU, Dr. Mensah-Kutin assists with the Network of Women’s Rights in Ghana as a founding member and past Convenor. She also serves on the advisory board of the International Gender and Energy Network (ENERGIA) which is based in The Netherlands. She is also a member of the advisory board for the African Women Development Fund.  During the 1980’s she very quickly rose to the position of Assistant Editor of the Daily Graphic before moving on to become the Coordinator of the Social Impact Assessment Unit of the Energy Commission until 1998.