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5 Issue 1 Indian J.L. & Legal Rsch. 1 (2023)
Legal Regime Governing Inter-Country Adoption under the Ethiopian Family Laws; Do the Ethiopian Family Laws Totally Ban Inter Country Adoption? Takeaways from the Chinese Family Law

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Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research





                       CHINESE FAMILY LAW

       Tesfaye Boresa Senbeta has graduated in Law from Jimma University, took his LL.M in
       Human Rights Law from Addis Ababa University; is working as a Supreme Court Judge at
       Oromia Supreme Court (Ethiopia). He Has also served as Director General at Oromia
          regional State Legal Training and Research Institute; Currently LL.D candidate at
          Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Law School, Shanghai, China.


      Adoption is the juridical act in which family bondage will be established
      without any blood relationship. It is also great chance for both children
      without parents and parents without child to have their own family. It can be
      made either at domestic levels or as inter country adoption.

      Though  its practice goes to ancient time, it is widely introduced in many
      countries legal system after the end of the II World War. In the case of
      Ethiopia; adoption is introduced by the Oromo nation for many centuries
      which is nationally named Guddifachaa.

      Ethiopia has been practicing inter country adoption for more than two
      decades. Despite its challenge significant number children's life have been
      changed and benefited from inter country adoption. However; Ethiopia has
      enacted a law banning the act in 2018. There are claims on the clarity of the
      law and its scope of applications. It is criticized for compromising the fate of
      many  orphans in the country.

      Thus, this paper assesses the legal regime governing inter-country adoption
      under the Ethiopian family laws by making a brief comparative study to with
      correspondent provisions of the Chinese family law. Court decisions were
      also employed as an empirical data.

      Finally, it is concluded that the Ethiopian Family laws are not incompatible
      and the revised family law of Ethiopia is inadequate to regulate the act. Thus,

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Volume V Issue I I ISSN: 2582-8878

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