HUJL-Vol. 7- 2023


Hawassa University Journal of Law (HUJL) is an endeavor of the School of Law of Hawassa University to create a platform where the voice of dynamics of law resonates clearly and the academia, researchers, lawmakers, judges, policy-makers, and practitioners publish their research findings and reach out readers at large. The journal publicizes scholarly works on law-related issues, policies, theories, and problems relevant to Ethiopia within the local, national, regional and international settings in the form of peer-reviewed articles, notes/reflections, book reviews and comments.

This is, therefore, a call for authors to submit their manuscripts for Vol. VII of HUJL and contribute their share of knowledge.

Language of Publication

* The Journal accepts and publishes contributions in English or Amharic.

* Contributions in Amharic shall be accompanied by an English abstract.

The journal invites entries in the following categories:

Articles: 4000 – 12000 words

Comments: 1000 – 4000 words

Book Reviews: 1000 – 3000 words

Reflections: 3000 – 5000 words

All entries, except for book reviews, must be accompanied with an abstract of 200 words and a list of key terms.

Submission deadline for this issue:    20 January 2023

HUJL has now transitioned from the previous e-mail submission format to an online submission system. Hence, HUJL is inviting all interested contributors to submit their scholarly work at the new Hawassa University Journal of Law website ( The new website link can also be used to access previous volumes
and download individual contributions.

In order to make the online submission, authors need to first register with
the journal. If already registered, authors can simply
log in and begin the five-step process. HUJL recommends that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines before making your online submissions.

Interested contributors can be provided with detailed submission guidance upon request. Please email us your queries at

For further queries please contact

Dr Beza Dessalegn (editor-in-chief)


Yirgalem Germu (managing editor)


Email: yirgalemg45@gmail