Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, immediate past Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of Ghana, has been appointed a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
According to a letter signed by ICC President, Alexis Mourre, Mrs Appiah-Oppong’s appointment takes effect from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021.
The letter announcing the prestigious three-year appointment, welcomed her to the Court, stating that “the inauguration of this revitalised and fully gender-balanced Court opens a promising new chapter in the Court’s history with its largest, most regionally and generationally diverse network of members to date.”
“We look to our renewed members to carry forward the Court’s unparalleled institutional knowledge and experience from the current term of office, as well as counting on incoming members to bring fresh enthusiasm and a broad range of new perspectives to the essential work of the Court,” the letter said.
The International Court of Arbitration is the world’s leading arbitral institution. Since 1923, the prestigious organisation has helped to resolve difficulties in international commercial and business disputes to support trade and investment around the globe.
Mrs Appiah-Oppong is a distinguished Ghanaian legal practitioner, who is the second female to have served as Attorney-General of Ghana, after Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu and before Gloria Akuffo.
Marietta started her education at the Tema Parents Association School. She had her secondary education at the St Roses Senior High at Akwatia where she sat for the Ordinary Level Certificate and Advanced Level Certificate. She later obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon and her Professional Certificate to practice law from the Ghana School of Law, (Makola). She then went to the Institute of Social Studies, Hague in the Netherlands, for her Post Graduate Degree.
Marietta has been a practicing lawyer for the past twenty years where she started her practice at Fugar and Co. law firm. She then moved to become senior partner at Lithur Brew and Co law firm.
She was a member of the Ghana @50 Commission of Enquiry and also a Board Member of the Volta River Authority (VRA) appointed by the late President John Atta-Mills in 2009. Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong was appointed as the Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice of Ghana by the former President John Dramani Mahama from February, 2013 to 6 January 2017.
By Edmund Mingle/adrdaily.com