Betty Mould-Iddrisu

Minister of Education, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Ghana, Accra

Betty Mould-Iddrisu is the chief state attorney heading the international law division of the Ministry of Justice in Accra, Ghana. She is also chairperson of the African Women Lawyers Association, an African regional body of women lawyers working to promote the status of women in Africa. She has been involved in gender and human rights issues for more than thirty years at various levels on the African continent. She is an expert in intellectual property law (I.P.) and is a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization based in Geneva. She also instituted the teaching of I.P. at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, where she lectured for ten years. Ms. Mould-Iddrisu was Ghana’s former copyright administrator, responsible for the administration of all copyright matters and for drafting Ghana’s I.P. legislation. Ms. Mould-Iddrisu previously served as the assistant registrar general at the Ministry of Justice, supervising the Industrial Property Office of Ghana. She earned an LL.M. at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK. Ms. Mould-Iddrisu is an alumna of Salzburg Seminar Session 328, Transnational Law: Intellectual Property Rights, 1996, was a participant at the Salzburg Seminar/Fetzer Institute Leadership Project Advisory Group Meeting, 2000, and is the leader of the Salzburg Seminar Alumni Association in Ghana.


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