Christine Dowuona-Hammond is a Lawyer and a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana. She earned her LL.M degree from the University of Michigan, USA and her LL.B first class honors from the University of Ghana, Legon. From 1991-1998 she practiced law with the corporate law firm, Vidal L. Buckle& Co. Currently she teaches Contract law and Commercial law at the Faculty and has been a visiting researcher and lecturer in Universities in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the U.S
Mrs. Dowuona-Hammond has undertaken extensive research work in Contract Law and Negotiation, Gender and Development and Commercial Law and has published widely in a range of areas including Gender and Land Rights, Property Rights of Women, Contract Law and Consumer Protection. She has also undertaken research projects and conducted studies supported by the World Bank, DANIDA, GTZ, the Government of Ghana and the Carnegie Foundation.
Her research and teaching interests include:
- Contract Law and Negotiation
- Gender, Law and Development
- Land and Natural Resource Law and Policy
- Human Rights Law and Policy
- Corporate Law and Practice
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond, The Law of Contract in Ghana, Frontiers Publishing & Printing, 2011.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond and Raymond A. Atuguba, “Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana”. The New Legon Observer, Vol. 2, No. 10, p. 15 (12th June, 2008).
- Raymond A. Atuguba, Christine Dowuona-Hammond and Julius N. Fobil, “Social Exclusion: The Political and Legal Dimensions”, in Ghana Human Development Report 2007: Towards a More Inclusive Society, (UNDP, 2007), p. 107.
- Lennox Agbosu, Mariama Awumbila, Christine Dowuona-Hammond & Dzodzi Tsikata, Customary and Statutory Land Tenure and Land Policy in Ghana, Technical Publication No. 70, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana Legon & USAID Ghana (2007).
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond, The Evolution of Consumer Protection Law in Ghana: Developments since Independence, in Mensa-Bonsu H.J.A.N. et al, (eds) Ghana Law Since Independence: History, Developments and Prospects, Accra, Black Mask Ltd., 2007, pp 337-372.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond, Property Rights of Women in Ghana, Attorney General and Ministry of Justice Access to Justice Series, No. 6, German Development Cooperation (GTZ) (2006).
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond, State Land Management Regime – Impact on Rights of Women and the Poor in Ghana, Attorney General and Ministry of Justice Access to Justice Series, No. 2, German Development Cooperation (GTZ), June, 2006.
- “Ensuring Equity in the Distribution of Matrimonial Property upon Divorce in Ghana: Preparing the Path for Legislation” (2005) 2 UBLJ 101-127.
- “Recent Legal Developments in Ghana” (2005) 2 UBLJ 149 - 157.
- “Women and Inheritance in Ghana”, in A. Kuenyehia ed., Women and Law in West Africa: Situational Analysis of Some Key Issues Affecting Women, WaLWA, Faculty of Law, 1998, pp 132-168.
- “The Reform of Consideration by the Contracts Act: Implications for the Law of Contract in Ghana” (1993-95) 19 U.G.L.J. 1-31.
- “Protecting the Purchaser of Goods under Ghanaian Law” (1993-95) XIX R.G.L. 105-139.
- “Towards the Harmonization of the Law on the Age of Majority: Rethinking the Contractual Capacity of Minors” (1996-99) 20 U.G.L.J. 62-77.
- With H.J.A.N. Mensa-Bonsu (eds), The Rights of the Child in Ghana: Perspectives, Woeli Publishers, Accra, 1994.
- With H.J.A.N. Mensa-Bonsu, The Child Within the Ghanaian Family: A Legal Perspective, FADEP Technical Series, 1994.
TECHNICAL AND CONSULTANCY REPORTS
- Improved Land Property Rights, Paper presented at BMZ Pre-Conference on Enterprise Development – African and Global Lessons for more Effective Donor Practices from Women’s Perspectives, La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 4th – 7th November, 2007, GTZ.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond & Sheila Minkah-Premo, Report on Review of Studies Conducted on Gender and Land in Ghana and Proposals for Developing Gender Policy on Land Matters, Land Administration Project (LAP)/GTZ, Accra, 2005.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond and Raymond A. Atuguba, Policy and Legislative Proposals for the Review of Ghana’s Forestry and Wildlife Laws, A Report submitted to the Forestry Commission, (July, 2010).
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond & Abdul Baasit, Harmonization of Business Laws In Non-OHADA States: A Compilation Of Ghanaian Business Laws And Identification Of Possible Areas For Harmonization with OHADA, Report prepared for the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), 2007.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond & Raymond Atuguba, Consumer Protection in Ghana, a Report Prepared for the Freiderich Ebert Foundation-Ghana, 2006.
- Raymond Atuguba & Christine Dowuona-Hammond, Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana, a Report Prepared for the Freiderich Ebert Foundation-Ghana, 2006.
- E.N.A. Kotey, Christine Dowuona-Hammond & R. Atuguba Land Management in Ghana: Legislative and Judicial Review, Land Administration Project (LAP), Ministry of Lands and Forestry, Accra, 2005.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond & Sheila Minkah-Premo, Review of Studies Conducted on Gender and Land in Ghana and Proposals for Developing Gender Policy on Land Matters, Land Administration Project (LAP)/GTZ, Accra, 2005.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond & Sheila Minkah-Premo, Research Report on Ascertainment of Customary Laws and Practices on Land Tenure, Inheritance and Matrimonial Property Rights in Ghana, Land Administration Project/Ministry of Justice/GTZ, Accra, 2005.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond & R. Atuguba, Compilation and Gender Analysis of Laws Affecting Land and Property Rights in Ghana, World Bank Gender and Law Project, Ministry of Justice, Accra, 2005.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond, Review of Contracts Act, 1960 (Act 25), Report on Study conducted for the Business Legislative and Advocacy Project of the Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) supported by the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). The study conducted a thorough review of the Contracts Act, assessed its impact on the conduct of business in Ghana and made specific recommendations for the reform of the law. (2005).
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond & Clara Fayorsey, Polygyny and Plural Marriages – Legal Implications for Inheritance Rights, Childcare and Maintenance, GTZ Legal Pluralism and Gender Project, 2004.
- Memorandum for the Reform of the Intestate Succession Law 1985 (P.N.D.C. Law 111) as Amended, GTZ Legal Pluralism and Gender Pilot Project (Family Law Focal Area). 2002.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond & Clara Fayorsey, Family and Gender Relations in Ghana: Trends and Implications. Report of Ghana Country Study, Women and Law in West Africa Project, Accra, July 2001.
- Christine Dowuona-Hammond & Clara Fayorsey, Family and Gender Relations in Ghana: Trends and Implications. Report of Ghana Country Study, Women and Law in West Africa Project, Accra, 2001.