Barbara Mensah

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Barbara Mensah
human
Sex anaa genderfemale Edit
Country wey e be citizenGhana Edit
Given nameBarbara Edit
Family nameMensah Edit
Date of birth6 March 1959 Edit
Languages dem dey speak, wrep anaa signEnglish Edit
Occupationjudge Edit
Educate forUniversity of Wales, City, University of London, Queen Mary University of London Edit
ResidenceLondon Edit

Barbara Mensah be British judge of Ghanaian descent. She be de first circuit judge give African origin for England den Wales as dem appoint am give South Eastern Circuit for 2005 insyd. She dey sit for de Crown Court for Luton wey dey England as at October 2016.[1][2][3]

Ein early life[edit | edit source]

Dem born Mensah for Ghana, wey she be de daughter of sam business magnate. She stay for Ghana til six years before she move go United Kingdom. Na she be de first university graduate from ein family.[4]

Ein education[edit | edit source]

Mensah study Philosophy for de University of Wales for Swansea before she train as barrister.[1] Na she san be alumna give City University London den Queen Mary University London, wey dem both dey London.[4]

Ein career[edit | edit source]

Dem call Mensah to de Bar for Lincoln's Inn for 1984 insyd. Early on for ein career insyd, she work for private sector wey she move on go sit for Financial Services Tribunal. She cam make interested for further judicial work insyd. Dem appoint am as recorder for 2003 insyd. Dem appoint am as circuit judge give de South Eastern Circuit for 2005 insyd wey she be de current (2016) circuit judge give Luton Crown Court, de first woman of African descent wey attain dat position.[5] Dem award as juris Doctor degree for 2015 insyd by City, University of London wey dem take acknowledge am secof ein contribution for de law profession insyd.[4]

Mensah assert de need say she go see talented women den oda minorities for de bench wey dey serve as role models give lawyers, wey she state say "just as ebe very important give de public - society at large - for see say diverse dey judiciary insyd wey e sanso important give de profession".[1]

Publications[edit | edit source]

  • Mensah, Barbara (2012). European Human Rights Case Summaries. Routledge. p. 1220. ISBN 978-1135339302.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Broadening Britain's judicial ranks". BBC. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. "Outrage over man jailed for court picture on BlackBerry". The Independent. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. Eleady-cole, George (18 April 2014). "THE BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY:: BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-BRITISH " JUDGE BARBARA MENSAH " IS A CROWN COURT JUDGE WHO BECAME THE FIRST CIRCUIT JUDGE OF AFRICAN DESCENT : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "". THE BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Judge Barbara Mensah awarded honorary degree". City, University of London. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  5. "Barbara Mensah". Black Letter Law Publication. Retrieved 29 January 2016.