Financial Agreement Signing Ceremony Holds for Compiling Bilingual Dictionary

The Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures (AELC) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) signed the second round financial agreement with Federal Law and Justice Institute, and the Justice for All-PF Ethiopia for the project which has been working to compile a Bilingual Law Encyclopedic Dictionary.

As stated by Yohannes Adigeh (PhD), director of AELC, the Bilingual Law Encyclopedic Dictionary producing project is historic in its type and has an indispensable benefit to researchers in general, teachers and students of law, judges, attorneys, police officers and the clients of the legal system at large.

Considering the significant contribution of the law dictionary for the legal system, the Academy has recruited and selected law professors and lexicographers from AAU and assigned them in three different panels: Civil Law, Commercial & Administrative Law, and Crime & Labor Law, Dr. Yohannes reportedly said.

The project has passed various steps, such as selecting law and justice entries, validating by law and lexicography professionals as well as institutions, preparing style guide for writers, and validation workshops on the compiling entries, he added.

The tripartite agreement was signed by Dr. Yohannes Adigeh, director of AELC, Pastor Daniel G/Sellassie, president of Justice for All – PF Ethiopia and Ambassador Degife Bula, director General for Federal Law & Justice Institute, at the HQ of Justice for All – PF Ethiopia (the funder) found around Imperial Hotel, Gerji.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the three years project of compiling a Bilingual Law Encyclopedic Dictionary, with a volume intended to comprise more than 4,500 words, was first signed by those institutions at Intercontinental Addis Hotel on the 22nd of September 2020.

Information: Yohannes Adigeh (PhD), AELC, AAU

Editor: Abraham Girmay