Dr Opoku-Awuku is the Chief Legal Counsel, Secretariat of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group of States based in Belgium. Dr. Opuku-Awuku is a WTO dispute resolution panelist and an expert on international economic law, competition law, human rights law, and international civil services law. Prior to his current position with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, he worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat, first as Senior Program Officer at the Human Rights Unit and then later Legal Adviser at the Legal & Constitutional Affairs Division. Before that, he worked with the UN and as an independent legal consultant and researcher on trade, investment, human rights and environmental law, including for the UNHCR, ABA-CEELI and the Max-Planck Institute. Dr. Opoku Awuku is widely published in these areas, and is for instance the author of International Trade and the Environment: The Impact of the WTO on Developing Countries and Environmental Protection (2006). He holds an LL.M. and PhD degrees from SOAS, University of London. He is on Editorial Advisory Board of The Commonwealth Law Bulletin. Dr. Opoku-Awuku is admitted to Practice as a Solicitor in the UK.