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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
October 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Robert Ame

Associate Professor, Human Rights and Criminology; Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5848

Office Location: GRH127


Robert Ame is Associate Professor of Human Rights and Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. He earned an MA and Ph. D. from the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada and obtained his BA (Hons) in Sociology with Psychology, from the University of Ghana, Legon-Accra.

He has taught courses in Children’s Rights, Youth Justice, Restorative Justice and Transitional Justice, among several others, in the disciplines of Human Rights and Criminology.

His research interests in human rights include the implementation of international human rights norms in non-western cultures, Transitional Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, and Children’s Rights. His work in criminology focuses on the Youth Justice System in Ghana, Sociology of Law, Crimes Against Humanity, and Restorative Justice.

Dr. Ame's publications have appeared in academic journals such as the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Contemporary Justice Review, International Journal of Children’s Rights, Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Ghana Studies, and as chapters in books.  He is lead co-editor of Children’s Rights in Ghana: Rhetoric or Reality?, which was published by Lexington Books in February 2011.  He recently signed a book contract to be co-editor of Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global to be published by Palgrave McMillan in 2012.