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Dr Emmanuel Nartey

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Professional biography

Dr Emmanuel K Nartey is a Law Lecturer at the Open University where he contributes to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules.  Before joining the OU, Dr Nartey was a Senior Law Lecturer at Cardiff Met University; lecturer in law at the University of East London, and a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, Coventry University.

 In addition to his academic posts, Dr Nartey is a member of many academic and non-academic institutes. Academically, Dr Nartey is an active reviewer of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation and a member of the International Association of Psychological Scientist and Chartered Management Institute. Dr Nartey is also a National Director of a UK Non-Governmental Organisation, of the International Association of Youth Courts.  In 2017, Dr Nartey worked as the Director and Head of Research Integrity and Ethics Committee at the International Women Initiative in London.

Dr Nartey holds MSc in International Relations and Comparative Public Policy, PhD in International Law and Human Rights Law at the University of East London), LL.M in International Trade and Economic Law (the University of the West of England) and Bachelor Honours Degree in Business Management.

Before his academic career, Dr Nartey served with the Royal Tank Regiment of the British Army for 17 years and was awarded the ‘UK Armed Force Sportsman of the Year’ in 2013 and 2012. He was the first judoka to represent Ghana at the Senior World Judo Championship in 2005 and the Olympic Games in London 2012 where he won 4 World Cup Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. He also won a Bronze medal at the 2012 European Open in Istanbul, 1 Commonwealth Silver and 1 Bronze medallist. 

Research interests

Dr Nartey’s research interest focuses on financial crimes, human rights, gender and equality, criminal liability of legal persons and corporate governance. Over the last ten years, he has combined different personal and professional dimensions: senior management, strategy, module leader, graduate and postgraduate education, research and scientific production, pro bono and law practice with NGOs. Each of his research activities has been oriented towards an international and comparative approach to economic and social culture development, and they have been intertwined in a synthesis that characterizes his personal background, teaching experience at universities and experience of poverty on the street of Accra-Ghana.

Dr Nartey has researched areas of corporate accountability and remedy, legal research into corporate human rights violations and cases in Africa, transitional justice process, research in human rights law, research in international law and the duty of states EU Law, post-conflict state and institution-building and comparative legal studies. He has also published articles in areas of human rights abuses, international law, corporate accountability and corporate social responsibility. His current and future research plan is to publish on tax evasion and psychology, human rights and future of European Peace and Security Policy.

Teaching interests

Dr Nartey teaches a range of UG and PG modules at the OU, they include:

  • Tort Law
  • Employment Law
  • Boundaries of International Law and
  • Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility

Impact and engagement

  • Emmanuel K Nartey, Accountability Criteria and Remedies Under Tort Law for Victims of Human Rights Abuses (Vol. 1 Cambridge Press 2020)
  • Emmanuel K Nartey, Accountability Criteria and Remedies Under Tort Law for Victims of Human Rights Abuses (Vol. 2 Cambridge Press 2020)
  • Emmanuel K Nartey, My Olympic Dream (Amazon 2013)
  • Emmanuel K Nartey, My Olympic Dream (Amazon 2013)
  • Emmanuel K Nartey, ‘Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance in a Conceptual Mindset’ (2019) 20 Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics 057
  • Emmanuel K Nartey, ‘UK Immigration/Asylum Policy and the Symbols and Rhetoric that Accompanied Policy-Making, Constructed a Migrants as a Threat to the State Economy and Welfare System’ (2018) Global Legal Review
  • Emmanuel K Nartey, ‘The Misconception of Women`s Rights and the Failed International Legal System’ (2018) Global Legal Review
  • Emmanuel K Nartey, ‘MNCS and Human Rights Violations – Litigation in the Intersection of National and International Law’ (2018) Global Legal Review
  • Emmanuel K Nartey, ‘Corporate Legal Obligations and Punishment under The Principle of Duty of Care’ (2018) Global Legal Review

External collaborations

NHS and Coventry University: Research Project - The Conception of Ghanaian Immigrants, Black and Ethnic Minorities Attitude toward Counselling and Its Experiential Phenomenon