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Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law 2018

In Pursuit of Peace and Prosperity

  • Zeray Yihdego
  • Melaku Geboye Desta
  • Martha Belete Hailu

Part of the Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law book series (EtYIL, volume 2018)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zeray Yihdego, Melaku Geboye Desta, Marta Belete Hailu
      Pages 3-8
  3. Articles

  4. Book Review

  5. UN and Other Bilateral Documents

About this book


EtYIL 2018 comes at a time when multilateralism and its underpinning norms of international law and institutions are under siege. At the same time, in 2018, Africa stood out for upholding multilateralism and international law. From the adoption of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area to the signing of peace agreements that brought to an end two decades of hostilities between Eritrea and Ethiopia, 2018 was indeed a remarkable year for international law in Africa. EtYIL 2018 covers some of these issues, including the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission decisions on jus ad bellum, jus in bello, evidentiary and procedural matters and the role of arbitration in upholding the international rule of law. Such new developments as the lifting of UN sanctions against Eritrea and the agreements signed between Eritrea and Ethiopia are also covered in this volume. The volume further devotes considerable attention to other legal issues including: the use and misuse of European patent law to the detriment of developing countries’ interests, sharing transboundary resources, production sharing agreements on extractives , evolving rules governing economic relations between Africa and the European Union in the context of Brexit, contract-farming in the African cocoa and chocolate industry, the International Criminal Court and human rights law, and cyber-attacks and the role of international law in tackling them. These chapters, authored by experts from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America not only bring new and diverse voices to the international law discourse; they also contribute to EtYIL’s overarching goal of contributing to the effort to rebalance the narrative of international law.


Ethiopia Eritrea African Continental Free Trade Area ACFTA International Law in Africa United Nations Security Council Sanctions European patent law economic relations Africa and Brexit human rights territorial claims UN sanctions patent rights contract-farming shared water resources production sharing agreements ICC extra-territorial application of human rights relating to Africa developing countries

Editors and affiliations

  • Zeray Yihdego
    • 1
  • Melaku Geboye Desta
    • 2
  • Martha Belete Hailu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Business and LawDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  3. 3.Addis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Zeray Yihdego, Aberdeen University Law School

Prof. Dr. Melaku Geboye Desta, Leicester De Montfort Law School

Asst. Prof. Martha Belete Hailu, Addis Ababa University

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