PhD Researcher in International Law
Research Fellow, Centre for Finance and Development
Spoken languages
Areas of expertise
  • Ilicit financial flows
  • Criminal Law
  • International humanitarian law
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Africa

PhD Thesis


Title: Curbing Illicit FInancial FLows (IFFs) in Developing Economies (Africa) : An International Law Dimension

PhD Supervisor: Andrew Clapham

Expected completion date: 2024




Fred Kusim Awindaogo is a PhD researcher and a Teaching Assistant at the Graduate Institute. He holds a Master in International Law (MIL) from the Graduate Institute and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Ghana. He has been called to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. Prior to embarking on his PhD he was a Senior State Attorney at the Office of the Attorney General in Ghana. He also taught as an Adjunct Law Lecturer at universities including; Lancaster University (Ghana) and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. His research interests include Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs), Law and Development in Africa and Artificial Intelligence. Under the supervision of Professors Andrew Clapham and Gilles Carbonnier his PhD research seeks to curb IFFs in developing economies (Africa) by putting in place a uniform international framework under international law to deal with the issue.


Research Interests


  • Illicit Financial Flows
  • Artificial Intelligence


Fellowships, Grants and Awards


  • Hans Wilsdorf Scholarship
  • Graduate Instittute Excellence Scholarship