Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti
Sonke Health and Human Rights Fellow
Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti is a 2019 Sonke Health and Human Rights Fellow, who earned his LL.M. from UCLA in 2019. Whilst at UCLA, Ohene pursued a dual specialisation for his LLM in Critical Race Studies as well as Public Interest Law and Policy. In his Fall Semester, Ohene participated in the International Human Rights Clinic Course where he worked under Professor Tendayi Achiume, the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. During this time he assisted her with research and advocacy related to the relationship between migration governance and racial equality.
He earned his LL.B. from the University of Cape Town in 2013 and was admitted as an attorney in 2017. Prior to attending UCLA, Ohene worked as a trainee investigator at Public Protector South Africa (PPSA). At PPSA, he assisted with ongoing investigations into maladministration in various government entities. His work covered issues related to administrative justice, immigration law, family law, refugee and asylum seeker law, and socio-economic rights. Ohene has also written legal articles for Ground Up, an online news publication covering social justice issues in South Africa. Ohene’s articles have been featured on numerous news websites and publications throughout South Africa.