Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik (LL.M-int’l Law, LL.M HRs Law, Ph.D)

Academic Biography

  • LL.B, Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1997);
  • LL.M in Human Rights and Humanitarian Laws, Lund University, Faculty of Law, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and
  • Humanitarian Laws, Lund, Sweden (2004);
  • LL.M in Public International Law, University of Erasmus, Faculty of Law,
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2006);
  • Ph.D in Public International Law, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Norway (2011);

Professional Experience

  • Legal Attorney, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, 1997-2001;
  • Part-time Lecturer, Bahar Dar University, Department of Law (1999-2001);
  • Full-time Lecturer and Head, Department of Law, Bahar Dar University (Sept. 2001 – Aug. 2002);
  • Dean, Bahar Dar University, Faculty of Law (Mar.2004-Aug.2005);
  • Assistant Professor of Law and Human Rights, Addis Ababa University, Center for Human Rights Studies / School of Law (since 2011);
  • Dean, College of Law and Governance Studies, Addis Ababa University, (Since 1 Nov. 2012)

Publications
‘The right to strike: précis review of international standards and restrictions under the Ethiopian labor proclamation’, Ethiopian Human Rights Law Series, Faculty of Law, Addis Ababa University, Vol.2, December 2008;

‘International law and moderations of physical geography: the Nile setting’, published in a book titled ‘The Currents of Power: Water and the New World Order’, A.B.Tauris, London (2010);
Reflecting on treaty regimes and customary rules of international watercourses law providing for utilization of the Nile River basin water resources, PhD Thesis, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (2011);

‘Remodeling sovereignty: the overture of a new water security paradigm in the Nile basin legal discourse’, to be published in a book titled ‘Sovereignty and the Development of International Water Law’, (Volume 8: A History of Water Series III), A.B Tauris, London / New York (2013), Co-editors: Prof. Terje Tvedt, Dr. Owen McIntyre, Dr. Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik;

‘Sovereignty and the Development of International Water Law’, (Volume 8: A History of Water Series III), A.B Tauris, London / New York (2013), Co-editors: Prof. Terje Tvedt, Dr. Owen McIntyre and Dr. Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik;

International Watercourses Law in the Nile Basin, Three States at a Crossroads, Earthscan Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, Oxford shire, United Kingdom (Jan. 2013)

Research Presentations
‘Reflecting on the legal implications of treaty frameworks providing for the utilization of the Nile River basin water resources: The case of the 1902 Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty’, Presented at the Center for Development and Environment (SUM) Research School Seminar Series, University of Oslo, March 2007.

‘Contemporary discourses in the development of the Nile legal regime’, Presented at the Center for Development and Environment (SUM) Research School Seminar Series, University of Oslo, March 17, 2009.

‘The growing influence of rules and principles of international law governing the uses of shared watercourses on the Nile legal discourse’, Presented at the ‘International Conference on the Currents of Power: water and the new world order’, co-organized by the University of Bergen, Centre for Advanced Studies (Oslo) and The Nile Basin Research Program, Bergen, 20-21 April 2009.

‘Contemporary discourses in the development of the Nile legal regime’, Presented at the Natural Resources Law Research Group Seminar Series, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, 20 May 2009

Research Interest areas

  • International Human Rights Law
  • Ethiopian Human Rights System
  • Ethiopian Bill of Rights
  • International Watercourses Law