AKAWAK, Roba Megressa, (Class of 2010), Deputy Director, Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority, P.O.Box 1861, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: (251) 912 505118 or 911 977 523; Fax: (251) 115503960

EmailRoba [dot] Megerssa [at] maritimeaff [dot] gov [dot] et or rakawak [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dissertation: A Legal Analysis on Global Endeavours on Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries with Particular Emphasis on Maritime Sector: The Ethiopian Perspective

Drafting Project: A Proclamation to Incorporate the International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation 1988 as amended by the 2005 Protocol thereto into the Laws of Ethiopia




DAGNE TESSEMA, Nebiyou, Dr., (Class of 2001), Managing Partner, Sheba Transnational Law Group LLP, 1100 H. Street NW, Suite 915, Washington, DC 20005

Tel: (1) 202 347 4688; Fax: (1) 866 469 1523

Email: ndagne [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Freedom of Transit and right of access to the sea of land-locked states, with special reference to cargo protection: The Ethiopian experience

Drafting Project: Agreement Between The Federal Democratic Republic Of Ethiopia And _____ On Freedom Of Transit And The Establishment Of A Free Zone For Ethiopia At The Port Of _____ In _____ And A Proclamation To Ratify The Agreement




DANIEL, Elias, (Class of 1990), Legal Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications, P.O. Box 1186, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: (251) 1 156 371

Dissertation: The Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods: Certain Legal Issues under the Convention

Drafting Project: Pearland Port Authority Bill 



ESSAYES, Haile-Mariam, (Class of 1991), Lawyer, 10361, Twin Rivers Road, Columbia, Maryland 21044, United States of America

Email: essayas6 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: The Hamburg Rules – Basis of Liability and Onus of Proof: The Pendulum Swings

Drafting Project: A Regulation to Provide for Recruitment, Medical Standards and Discipline of Seamen in Ethiopia



MIHRETIE, Birhanu Desalegn, (Class of 2011), Lawyer, Legal Expert, Ministry of Transport & Communications, PO Box 12006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Email: addisalemzemed [at] yahoo [dot] com or bidmmc [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dissertation: A Legal Analysis of the Hague Rules vs. the Rotterdam Rules. An Ethiopian Perspective

Drafting Project: A Proclamation to Implement the International Convention on Civil  Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001



SENBETA, Mr. Yosef Kuma, (Class of 2018), Legal Expert, Maritime Affairs Authority, Maritime Affairs Authority, Taddese Tefera Building, P.O. Box 1861,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: (251) 1155 03638 / 3828 or (251) 1155 03960; Mob: (251) 9118 7944 or (356) 9971 3293

Email: maritime [at] ethionet [dot] etyosefkumaz [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Inland Waterways under Ethiopian Law: A Comparative Analysis with the  

International Maritime Safety Standards and the IMO Model Safety Regulations for Inland Waterways in Africa

Drafting Project: A Law to Incorporate the Convention on Safe Containers, 1972 as Amended into the Laws of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and to Provide for the Effective Implementation Thereof



SHIFERAW, Liyuwork Amare, (Class of 2013), Director, Maritime Administration Directorate, Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority, P.O. Box 1861, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: (251) 9118 8478 4 or (251) 1155 0364 0; Fax: (251) 1155 0396 0 

Email: Liyuwork [dot] Amare [at] maritimeaff [dot] gov [dot] et or liyubelle [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Challenges in the Implementation of the Djibouti Code of Conduct Concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden

Drafting Project: A Proclamation to Incorporate the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 into the Laws of Ethiopia



SHIFERAW, Yared, (Class of 1998), Senior Lawyer, Ethiopian Shipping Line, P.O. Box 2752, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: (251) 1 518 280; Fax: (251) 1 519 525

Email: esl [at] telecom [dot] net [dot] et

Dissertation: The Rights and Interests of Land-Locked States under the Law of the Sea: An Ethiopian Perspective

Drafting Project: Regulations to Restrict Stowaways on Ethiopian Vessels



TEFERA TEBEJE, Abebe, (Class of 2015), Director, Policy Research and Legal Affairs Directorate, Ethiopia Maritime Affairs Authority, Addis Abeba, P.O. Box 1861, Ethiopia                              

Tel: (251) 1155 0394 6; Mob: (251) 9168 7625 7; Fax: (251) 1155 0396 0 

Email: abebetefera24 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: An Appraisal of the Need for Ethiopia to Adopt the Rotterdam Rules

Drafting Project: A Proclamation to Incorporate the United Nations Convention on Contracts for

International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (The Rotterdam Rules)

in Ethiopia Law




WODAJO, Anene K., (Class of 2016), Legal Drafting and Advice Expert, Ethiopia Maritime Affairs Authority, Addis Abeba, P.O. Box 1861, Ethiopia

Tel: (25) 1118 5007 65; Mob: (25) 1912 0229 49; Fax: (25) 1115 5039 60

Emailmaryk403 [at] gmail [dot] com           

Dissertation: Freight Forwarders under the Ethiopian Legal Regime: A Comparative Analysis with the International Legal Framework on Freight Forwarders

Drafting ProjectA Law to Incorporate the Protocol of 1996 to Amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 into the Laws of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


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