Mr. Lawrence Kwaku Lartey has been working for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) since its inception in 1993 and is currently its Director for Investigations, having previously served as the agency’s Greater Accra Regional Director, Acting Director for Legal & Investigations, and Special Assistant to the Commissioner.
Mr. Lartey holds a Barrister-at-Law Degree from the Ghana School of Law, a B. A. (Hons) Degree in English and Diploma in Education, both from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme at the University of Minnesota, U. S. A., where he pursued one-year post-graduate studies and engaged in other professional activities focusing on human rights – especially anti-discrimination laws – and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Mr. Lartey has participated in numerous work-related workshops and conferences and has also undertaken various short courses in critical subjects/disciplines, both locally and internationally. He holds a Certificate with Distinction in Corruption and Anti-Corruption from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, and Certificates in Rights-Based Approach to Development Programming and Public Sector Leadership from the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and DANIDA Fellowship Centre (DFC) respectively, both in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mr. Lartey was for many years a Part-Time Lecturer at the School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Ghana where he lectured in Company and Partnership Law and Law of Contract. He also taught for several years at the Ghana Police Academy on International Human Rights Instruments and Police Operations.