Accra, Oct. 21, GNA – Emmanuel Nartey, Ghana’s
leading Judoka, is set to receive a Doctorate Degree in International Law and
Human Rights, after successfully completing his doctoral thesis, at the
University of East London.
Nartey, who would officially graduate on November
22, worked on the topic, “Accountability Criteria and Remedy for Victims
of Corporate Rights Violation”.
The Olympian, would have his work published by
the Cambridge Press on November 15, 2018.
Nartey, who has been a member of the British
Army for almost 16 years, represented Ghana at the 2012 Olympic Games in London
and subsequently at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 All Africa Games
His thesis was aimed at identifying a coherent
legal principle to establish a novel duty of care for corporate human rights
violations and environmental challenges.
It also laid emphasis on whether tort and
civil law, offer better accountability remedies for victims of corporate human
Nartey, who has also participated in several
international judo competitions across the world, is also working towards
making another representation for Ghana at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo,
In 2016, Nartey picked up a gold medal in the
73kg, at the Judo World Cup in Casablanca, Morocco and won the British National
University Championship in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The Ghanaian, who is keen on making further
academic exploits is already working towards his second book,
“Understanding and Solving the Mystery of Tax Evasion”.
He told the GNA Sports that, it was a
difficult journey for him especially combining research work with writing at
the highest academic level.
“I am someone who strives to better
myself and create a future where other people can find a resting place, a
better world for future generation.
“It is also my dream about the future and
making things happen. We must change the world for the better and create a
sustainable environment for future generations,” he added.
According Nartey, he remains committed to
academic exploits as well as achieving laurels in sports for Ghana.