Prof. C. Dowuona-Hammond

Associate Professor



Prof. Christine Dowuona-Hammond is an Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of Ghana and the Managing Partner of Hammond Law Company, a Legal Consultancy firm in Ghana which specializes in Legal Research, Policy Analysis and Development Consultancy Services. She has been a Legal Consultant to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on its project, Harmonization of Business Laws in Non-OHADA States and has conducted several research studies commissioned by the Government of Ghana, Carnegie Foundation, the World Bank, UNDP, DANIDA and GIZ.


  • LLM – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • BL – Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana
  • LLB – University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana


  • Contract Law and Negotiation
  • Consumer Law and Policy
  • Land and Natural Resource Law and Policy
  • Gender, Law and Development
  • Human Rights, Law and Policy


  1. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine, Atuguba, Raymond A. and Tuokuu Francis X.D. (2020). ‘Women’s survival in Ghana: what has law got to do with it’, July-September, SAGE Open, pp. 1-12.
  2. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine, Hammond, Ama F. and Atuguba, Raymond A. (2020). ‘Assessing the impact of legal interventions in consolidating democracy, human rights and good governance in Ghana for prospective gains’, In Dowuona-Hammond, Christine et al (eds), Mobilising the Law for Ghana’s Future: Appraising to Revolutionise. London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing Ltd.
  3. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine and Hammond, Ama F. (2020) “Mobilising the Law of Contract for Ghana’s Future”, in Dowuona-Hammond, Christine et al (eds)., Mobilising the Law for Ghana’s future: Appraising to Revolutionize. London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing Ltd, pp. 145-202.
  4. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine and Stephens, Thomas K. (2019). ‘From total immunization to an economic balancing act: the trajectory of stabilization clauses in Ghana’s petroleum agreements’, 17(2) Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL), pp. 1-19.
  5. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2019). ‘Ghana’ in International Encyclopaedia of laws: Contracts. The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.
  6. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2019). ‘Rationalising the basis for utilisation of compulsorily acquired property in Ghana: issues arising’, 81 Land Use Policy, pp. 546- 552.
  7. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2018). ‘Consumer law and policy in Ghana’, 41 Journal of Consumer Policy, pp. 333- 354.
  8. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2016). ‘Enforcing the constitutional framework on compulsory acquisition in Ghana: Looking backward, forward or maintaining the status quo? 29 University of Ghana Law Journal (UGLJ), pp. 71- 102.
  9. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2014). ‘Upholding the best interests of the Ghanaian child in custody cases: The customary law and the courts’, 27 University of Ghana Law Journal (UGLJ), pp. 125- 154.
  10. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2011-2012). ‘Developing a more balanced framework for dealing with the effects of statutory illegality on contract’, 25 University of Ghana Law Journal (UGLJ), pp. 32-67.
  11. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2011). The Law of Contract in Ghana. Accra: Frontiers Publishing and Printing.
  12. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine and Atuguba Raymond A. (2008). “Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana” 2 (10) The New Legon Observer, 15 - 19.
  13. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2007). ‘The Evolution of consumer protection law in Ghana: Developments since in Independence’ in Mensa – Bonsu et al. (eds), Ghana law since independence: history, developments and prospects. Accra: Black Mask. pp. 337- 372.
  14. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2005). ‘Ensuring equity in the distribution of matrimonial property upon divorce in Ghana: Preparing the path for legislation’, 2 University of Botswana Law Journal, pp. 101- 127.
  15. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2005). ‘Recent legal developments in Ghana’, 2 University of Botswana Law Journal, pp. 149-157.
  16. Dowuona-Hammond, Christine. (2003). 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, Accra: Ministry of Justice, Ghana and GTZ.