Kinkino Legide, LLB, LLM, MSc.
(Full-time researcher)

Hawassa University


federal studies, federalism and local government, religion conflict and peace, comparative constitutional law

About Me

Kinkino Kia Legide holds LLB (with Distinction) in 2013 and LLM in 2017, both from Hawassa University School of Law. He was a VLIR-UOS scholar from 2018-2019 and also holds an Advanced Master of Science in Governance and Development (with sub specialization in 'Violent Conflict and State Reconstruction/transitional justice') from the Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium in January 2020.  Some of his publications include 'The Quest for Regional Statehood and its Practicability under the post-1991 Ethiopian Federation: The Discontents and Experiences of Sidama People' (Global Journal of Politics and Law Research, Vol. 7, No. 7 (2019)), and 'Exploring the Challenges and Limits in the Compliance with Transitional Justice Norms in a Non-regime Transitions: The Case of Post-2018 Ethiopia', (Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution, Vol. 13, No. 1).  His research interests include comparative constitutional law; Governance and federal studies; law, conflict and transitional justice. Currently, he is a lecturer and researcher at the College of Law and Governance, School of law at Hawassa University, Ethiopia. He can be reached via


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