Ubena John is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Mzumbe University and Head of Department of Teaching and Learning at the Directorate of Quality Assurance. His career focus is in legislative and regulatory techniques, particularly the design of legislative and regulatory solutions to address various legal and regulatory problems brought about by emerging Information and Communication Technologies. John is a member of the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Council. He had previously taught ICT Law in the Master class in Law at the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), Faculty of Law, Stockholm University. He is currently coordinating the collaboration between the IRI and Faculty of Law, Mzumbe University. Ubena is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. Moreover Dr. Ubena John has organized seminars and presented papers on ICT Law related areas in local and international conferences. He has written dozens of book chapters and articles on ICT Law that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. He has also conducted consultancy assignments for government, business corporations, and NGOs.

Dr. Ubena John

Selected Publications

  • Ubena John, How to Regulate Information and Communications Technology? A Jurisprudential Inquiry into Legislative and Regulatory Techniques, Jure AB, Stockholm, 2015.
  • Ubena John, Automation of Law and Decision-making, Tanzania Lawyer, (2015), Vol.1, No.1, pp.158-176.
  • Ubena, John, A Critique of Legal Framework Facilitating Access to Government Information in Tanzania. In P. Mothataesi Sebina, K. Moahi, & K. Bwalya (Eds.) Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries (pp. 125-150). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2014.
  • Ubena John, (2013), The Role of Legislative Techniques in ICT Regulation, In Greenstein, S. & Svantesson, D. (eds.), Internationalisation of law in Digital Information Society, Nordic Year Book of Law and Informatics 2010-2012, pp.371-379.

Research Interests

Legal Informatics
Legislative and Regulatory Techniques
e-Commerce Law