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Richard Frimpong Oppong​Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, and a Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. He was educated at the University of Ghana, Ghana School of Law, University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School and the University of British Columbia. He completed his Post-doctoral studies at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

Professor Oppong's principal research interests are in private international law, regional economic integration and international dispute settlement, with a special focus on Africa. He has published widely on these subjects, including his award-winning book: Private International Law in Commonwealth Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2013). One of his latest works is 'Foreign Same-Sex Marriages Before Commonwealth African Courts' (2017) 18 Yearbook of Private International Law 36-60. He is currently working on four-year funded project entitled 'International Dimensions in Family Law: Same-sex Relationships, Surrogacy and Intercountry Adoption in Africa'.

A full list of his publications can be found on the Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University website.