Transfer of Land Rights in Ethiopia

Towards a Sustainable Policy Framework

By Daniel Behailu Gebreamanuel

Land rights in general, and transferability of land rights in particular, have been a mind boggling subject for intellectuals, donors, and politicians in Ethiopia. The question of land and the rights attached to it has been a cause for political turbulence and instability in the nation as well. It is important to study the challenges of land policies pursued by successive regimes and the historical evolutionary course leading to the current land policy. The deadlocks on land policy issues in Ethiopia might superficially seem to hinge on preferences of which land governance system or legal regime must the nation adopt or adapt. However, land issues in Ethiopia are more than economic factors or principles of efficiency and preference of ownership systems. This book explores the limitations of the current land system in Ethiopia, by assessing and analyzing the laws and policies pertaining to land and transferability of rights over land. This includes an evaluation of existing legislation against the background of the history of land use in Ethiopia and ensuing political struggles. Contents include: History of Land Tenures in Ethiopia * The Current Legal Regimes of Land Governance in Ethiopia * Tensions between de jure and de facto Transfer of Land Rights in Ethiopia: Informal Land Deals vs. the Command of the Statute Laws * Land Reform Policy and Laws in Ethiopia: Towards Responsible Land Governance * Land Governance and Human Rights in Ethiopia * Land Governance and Environmental Protection in Ethiopia * Land Policy Options. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO [Subject: Environmental Law, Property Law, Human Rights Law, Politics, African Studies]

Publication Date: 7/29/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789462365476

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