Yemane Kassa

Job Title

LL.B, LL.M, Assistant Professor in constitutional law and federalism


Mekelle University



Area of Expertise

  • Conflict
  • Gender and constitutions
  • Diversity
  • Customary governance/legal pluralism
  • Human rights
  • Judicial system design
  • Minority issues
  • Participation
  • Power sharing (horizontal/vertical)
  • Religion
  • Security sector


1. Yemane Kassa, Dealing With Justiciability: In Defense of Judicial Power in Ethiopia, Mekelle University Law Journal, Vol.3 No.1, 2015 2. Yemane Kassa, Executive Override of Judicial Power: Towards Restrained Excercise of Delegated Legislations in Ethiopia, Journal of Ethiopian Law, Vol.27 No.1, December 2016 3.Yemane Kassa: Ensuring Access to Justice in the Quest for Efferctive access to Justice:the Institutional and Legal Frameworks in Ethiopia (Focus on the Tigrai Regional State), Paper presented at the Seminar on Clinical Legal Education Public Interest Project, AAU, Human Rights Center, (Published), 15 February, 2016 Pending Publictions 1. Yemane Kassa: From ‘Rights in Law’ to ‘Rights in Action: Searching for a Worthy Custodian of Human Rights in Ethiopia,Appear Project 131 - Joint Problem-Oriented Research and Publication, University of Graz (Austria), Addis Ababa University, and Ethiopian Civil Service University, Final Paper presented on January 2018 2. Yemane Kassa: Making sense of Federal Constitutionalism: Towards Entrenched Decentralization of Fiscal Powers to Regional States in Ethiopia, accepted for publication, Mekelle University Law Journal 3. Yemane Kassa: Judicial Self-Restraint or Relinquishment of Jurisdiction: The Quest for Activist Judiciary in Enforcing Constitutional Rights in Ethiopia, accepted for publication in Ethiopian Bar Review, Vol.6 No.1

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