Oxford : J. Currey ; Athens : Ohio University Press, 2000.
Book — xiii, 172 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Property rights & the state - a competitive model
imperial Ethiopia - background to the case studies
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This study traces three different land tenure systems in Ethiopia and Eritrea over a 30-year period from the end of Italian occupation to the end of imperial rule. It examines existing theories of changing property rights in the context of the developing world, and should interest NGOs. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Addis Ababa : Centre Français d'Études Éthiopiennes, 2008.
Book — xxi, 301 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Understanding customary dispute resolution in Ethiopia / Alula Pankhurst and Getachew Assefa
State law and local law in Sub-Saharan Africa / Dominik Kohlhagen
[Regional case studies]: Customary dispute resolution in Afar society / Getachew Talachew and Shimelis Habtewold. Customary dispute resolution in Amahara Region : the case of Wofa Legesse in North Shewa / Melaku Abate and Wubishet Shiferaw. Customary dispute resolution in Beni-Shangul Gumuz with emphasis on Shinasha society / Bayisa Besie and Lemessa Demie. Customary dispute resolution institutions : the case of the Nuer of the Gambella region / Dereje Feyissa. Customary dispute resolution in Harar / Biruk Haile and Jira Mekonnen. Customary dispute resolutions in Oromia Region : the case of Jaarsa Biyyaa / Areba Abdella and Berhanu Amenew. Customary dispute resolution in the Somali state of Ethiopia / Mohammed Mealin Seid and Zewdie Jotte. Customary dispute resolution in the SNNPRS : the case of Sidama / Ayke Asfaw and Mekonnen Feleke. Customary dispute resolution in Tigray Region : case studies from three districts / Shimelis Gizaw and Taddese Gessese. Customary dispute resolution in Addis Ababa, with reference to Yeka Kifle Ketema / Sebsib Belay. Alternative commercial dispute resolution mechanisms in Addis Ababa : the case of Merkato / Mintiwab Zelelew and Mellese Madda. Facing the challenges of customary dispute resolution : conclusion and recommendations / Getachew Assefa and Alula Pankhurst.
Woodbridge, Suffolk [England] ; Rochester, NY : James Currey, 2009.
Book — xv, 158 p. ; 22 cm.
How was an autocratic emperor replaced by a totalitarian dictator? An unexpected popular upsurge in February 1974 made the ancien regime of Emperor Haile Selassie buckle. The Derg, a group of army officers led by an obscure and ruthless major Mengistu Hailemariam, seized power by military coup in September 1974 and removed the Emperor. What was the 'red terror'? The callous executions of members of the old regime initiated a cult of violence. The Derg were united by the shedding of blood. Search and destroy campaigns against militants led on to the full-blown 'red terror' in which thousands of the regime's opponents were brutally murdered in the streets. In what way was 'transitional justice' administered? The main officials were found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity by the Ethiopian Federal High Court and sentenced to life imprisonment. Some of the minor officials had already been sentenced to death, whilst President Mugabe has given Mengistu Hailemariam sanctuary in Zimbabwe. KJETIL TRONVOLL is Professor in Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Studies at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo; CHARLES SCHAEFER is Associate Professor of African History, Valparaiso University; GIRMACHEW ALEMU ANEME is a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo. (source: Nielsen Book Data)