Justice Sophia Ophilia Adjeibea Adinyira, a senior Judge of the Supreme Court, retires from the bench today, July 30, 2019.
The Senior Judge of the Apex Court of the land will deliver her Valedictory Judgement in the case of the Centre for Juvenile Delinquency versus Ghana Revenue Authority and two others, as she bids farewell to the Bench after 35 years of service to Ghana.
Justice Sophia Adinyira was a member of the nine-member panel that heard and decided the famous “ 2012 Election Petition”. She is the third most senior Judge out of the current number of 15 to have exited the Bench. She was appointed on 15th March 2006 by President John Agyekum Kufuor and has served at the Apex Court of the land for 13 years.
Justice Adinyira was born on 8 June 1947. She had her legal training at the University of Ghana and the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1973. Her ladyship Justice Adinyira worked at the Attorney General’s Department before being appointed to the High Court in 1989. She also served as a Judge of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal from July 2009 to June 2016, sitting in New York and Geneva.
Adinyira is a member of the International Association of Women Judges and chairs the National Multisectoral Committee on Child Protection. She drafted a juvenile justice policy for Ghana supported by the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Unicef.
She is also a member of the General Legal Counsel, the body responsible for legal education in Ghana.