Welcome to The Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL)
Kumi Larbi holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology and Law (LLB) from the University of Ghana. He also has a qualifying certificate to practice law from the Ghana School of Law. He is an associate legal officer with the Center for Public Interest Law. He joined the organization as an intern in August, 2009 when he was a student at the Ghana School of Law.
He was part of a research team which worked on a human rights clinic project – “The Cost of Gold” which centered on communities affected by mining in Tarkwa, the Western Region of Ghana, with other law students from from the University of Texas published in 2010.
He is currently responsible for litigation both in court and before quasi judicial bodies such as the National Labour Commission. He is concentrating on his legal career now with plans of pursuing further
Mr. Niber holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Master of Laws (LL.M) Degree from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, USA in 2007. He also holds a qualifying certificate to practice law from the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Bar in Ghana in 1999.
Mr Niber has worked with CEPIL since 2000 and has held various positions. He held the position of Legal Officer, Director of Litigation, and Deputy Executive Director of the Centre. He has been involved in active pro bono legal practice, representing the poor and the disadvantaged before the law courts in Ghana. He has wide-range experience representing mining communities in various capacities. He has also worked as a private legal practitioner with Naoferg Chambers, a private law firm in Accra.
Mr Niber is an Alumni of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme and a member of the International Fellowship Programme Alumni Association of Ghana (IFPAAG).