Dr Nana Agyeman

Senior Lecturer

School of Justice, Security and Sustain

Dr Nana Agyeman is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Policing and Forensics at Staffordshire University. Prior to joining Staffordshire University, Nana was the Programme Lead for Law and Criminology at Leeds Trinity University where he contributed to curriculum development and delivery of the Police Constable Degree Apprentice (PCDA) and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). He was also a Lecturer in Law at Lancaster University.

He is an expert in human rights law, criminal law and public law. Nana is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Fellow of the African Centre of International Criminal Justice. He has published in peer-reviewed academic journals and attended several international academic conferences. His work has been featured on Aljazeera. Nana is a Member of the Research Advisory Board of the ‘Modern Marronage’ project at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol. This is a 1.8 million Euros funded project by the European Research Council (ERC).

Professional memberships and activities

  • Senior Fellow, African Centre of International Criminal Justice
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member, Law Teachers Association

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of Nottingham
  • LLM, University of East London
  • PGCAP, Lancaster University


  • Public Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Policing Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Public International Law

Research interests

  • Anti-trafficking rescues in Africa
  • Law for Policing purpose
  • Human Rights Conceptions
  • Sexuality Rights


Agyeman, N. K, Okyere, S. & Saboro, E. ‘Why Was He Videoing Us?’: The Ethics and Politics of Producing and Using Audio-Visual Materials for Trafficking and Modern Slavery Abolitionist Campaigns. Accepted by Anti-Trafficking Review.

Agyeman, N. K, (2021), Researching homosexuality in Ghana and its implication on the researcher: reflections from the field, African Identities https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14725843.2021.1880369?journalCode=cafi20

Agyeman N. K, (2021), ‘Homosexuality isn't alien to Ghanaian society’ Open Democracy, https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/beyond-trafficking-and-slavery/homosexuality-isnt-alien-ghanaian-society/

Agyeman, N. K. (2020) ‘Finding a Balance between Equivalence in Quality, and Contextual Specificities in Transnational Education: Reflections from Teaching Law in a Transnational University’. Greenhill Journal of Leadership and Governance (2) 1-13

Agyeman, N. K & Momodu, A. (2019). ‘Universal Human Rights 'Versus' Cultural Relativism: The Mediating Role of Constitutional Rights’. African Journal of Legal Studies (12) 23–46 https://brill.com/view/journals/ajls/12/1/article-p23_2.xml?language=en

Agyeman, N. K. (2019) ‘How CNN Reported On 'Child Slaves' Who Were Not Really Enslaved’ 18 Mar 2019, In: Al Jazeera

Agyeman, N. K. (2019) ‘An Akan Conception of Rights: A View of Universalism and Inalienability of Human Rights Among the Akans Of Ghana’ Lancaster University Ghana Law Journal (5) 49-64

Agyeman, N. K. (2019) ‘Law in the Bedroom: Demystifying Colonial and ‘Missionary Positions’ in Ghanaian Laws on Homosexuality’ Greenhill Journal of Leadership and Governance (1) 106-118

Agyeman, N. K. (2018) ‘Majoritarianism versus Rights: The Case of the Ghanaian Gay Community.’ Lancaster University Ghana Law Journal 18(6) 323–337

Agyeman, N. K. (2012) ‘Peace versus Justice?: The Dilemma of Transitional Justice in Africa.’ African Journal of International and Comparative Law 12 (20:1) 155-158 https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/ajicl.2012.0027

  • nana.agyeman@staffs.ac.uk

  • Room Institute of Policing,
    Ashley 2 Building, Staffordshire University, Leek Road,
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