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Habtamu Semahagne

Habtamu S. Semahagne from Ethiopia currently obtains his PhD in ‘Land Policy and Governance’ at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. He is teaching law courses at the Institute of Land Administration, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. His area of research interest includes land law, land rights, land administration, land governance, and land federalism.


  • Taye Minale and Habtamu Sitotaw (2016), Converting Old Possessions into Lease System in Ethiopia: Decades of Unsuccessful Endeavour, Bahir Dar University Journal of Law, 6(1).
  • Habtamu Sitotaw (2016), The Power to Administer Land in Ethiopia: Scrutinizing Federal Government’s Legislative Interventions, Bahir Dar University Journal of Law, 6(2).
  • Habtamu Sitotaw. (2018). Variations in Ethiopian Rural Land Laws and Their Implications to Land Administration: Comparative Overview, Journal of Land Policy and Governance, Institute of Land Administration, 1(1).
  • Habtamu Sitotaw and Muradu Abdo (2020), Strategizing Enforcement of Decisions Regarding Land Rights of Women in Ethiopia: A Focus on the Federal Supreme Court and House of Federation (book chapter)
  • Habtamu Sitotaw, Muradu Abdo and Achamyeleh Gashu, (2019), The Power of Land Administration Under the FDRE Constitution, Ethiopian Journal of Law, Vol 31

Brightman Gebremichael and Habtamu Sitotaw (2021). The Nature of Legal Protection and Judicial Enforcement of Farmers’ Land Rights in Ethiopia: An Inference from Cassation Decisions (book chapter under review with the fund from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)