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- Discretion, Disclosure and Confidentiality at the ICC. The tension between the duty to disclose and the confidentiality obligations of the ICC Prosecu by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013
- Mental Competency To Stand Trial. Protecting Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves: A Universal Construct by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013
- A Selection of Constitutional Perspectives on Human Kidney Sales by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013
- The Violation of the Rights of the Child. The Case of The Democratic Republic of Congo by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013
- Fair and Equitable - Or Not? by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013
- Human Biological Materials in Collaborative research - Ethical Issues. Ethical Issues by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013
- Justifiability of the Second Generation Human Rights. Problems and Prospects by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013
- Constitutional Protection of Independence of the Judiciary by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013
- Labour Law And The Constitution. Contemporary challenges and prospects by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Linguistic minority rights protection under Sri Lankan Law by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Gacaca: grassroots justice after genocide. The key to reconciliation in Rwanda? by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- A Radical Subject of Zizekian Study. Racist Fantasy Termination! Protection Chinese Ethnic Minorities in the Era of Gus Dur, Indonesia by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Unacknowledged Atrocities: The Armenian Genocide. A Critical Perspective of the Definition of Genocide by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- The Legality of Force To Curb Human Right Atrocities:Case:Darfur,Sudan. Violation of human rights can not take priority over the dignity of the human by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Poverty Reduction in the light of Human Rights Law. Legal Framework and Development Issues by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). History, Forms, Process, Mechanism, Development, Prospects by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- The Public Participation in the Selection of Justice in Indonesia. Improving State Institution and Enhancing Civil Society by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- The Synergistic Approach. Racial Discrimination and the Right to Health by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Justiciability and Enforcement of Socio-economic Rights in Ethiopia. An Overview by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Immense Diversity. Detention Protection Conflict settlement by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- The Bail Justice In Ethiopia: Challenges Of Its Administration. A Practical Appraisal by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Transitional Justice- A Colombian Case Study. Transitional Justice Mechanisms And The Rights Of Victims In The Peace And Justice Process Of Colombia by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Secession and the Lessons from Kosovo. New Dimensions in the Law of Secession by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- The impact of Ethiopia's accession to the WTO. with particular reference to the country's infant domestic industries by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Realizing The Protection Rights Of The Child. In Light Of The Charities And Societies Law In Ethioipia by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Stature from the vertebral column length. A tool for identification by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Model for Specialized Intellectual Property Court. in Developing Countries by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Factors Affecting Conviction Rate in Criminal Justice System. The Case of Bishoftu Town and its Surroundings by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Responding Terrorism Under Human Rights Law Regime. War against Terrorism, whether to degrade violence against the Human race or to elevate it ! by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
- Rethinking Non-Discrimination In Finland. Immigrants and police relations in Finland by: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012
Amicable Dispute Resolution in Civil and Commercial Matters in Ethiopia: Negotiation, Conciliation and Compromise
Amicable dispute settlement methods play a major role in the resolution of civil and commercial disputes. These mechanisms present advantages to the parties as compared to arbitration and litigation. The Civil Code of 1960 contains provisions on Conciliation and Compromise, which set out the minimum legal framework for practical use by disputing parties in civil and commercial matters....
Sense and Nonsense in the Regulation of Equipment Financing Business in Ethiopia
The discourse about equipment financing (financial leasing) business is not as to whether it is useful; but it is about how to create the best possible investment climate for the growth and expansion of the sector; that is how to maximize the economic gains in terms of facilitating alternative access to financing for businesses. Equipment financing or financial leasing is one of the alternative...
The Quest for Identity and Self-Determination in the SNNP Region of Ethiopia
The rich ethnic diversity in the SNNP region is being managed by different mechanisms of constitutional, institutional, and political practice. Yet, this has not been able to contain new questions of identity, not only seeking for recognition as a distinct ethnic group, but also a desire to establish ethnic territorial administrations. Moreover, ethnic groups that are already recognized are also...
The Procedure for the Creation of New Regional States under the FDRE Constitution: Some Overlooked Issues
The Ethiopian Federation which was created by the 1995 Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) Constitution had nine member states and one city administration. Apart from the creation of Dire Dawa as a city administration, no new state has been introduced in the Ethiopian federation since the adoption of the Constitution. However, several ethnic-based Zonal administrations in the country‟s
Towards a Better Commercial Arbitration: Should Ethiopia Ratify the New York Convention?
The 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral awards is currently ratified by 161 states. The Convention gives a visa for arbitral awards made in a Convention state and guarantees enforcement of the award elsewhere except on few grounds. It imposes obligations on states and their courts to recognize and enforce foreign arbitral awards and arbitration...
Comment: Filing Suit in the Wrong Court and its Effect in Interrupting Period of Limitation
Although the Federal Supreme Court rendered a sound decision on the effect of filing suit in the wrong jurisdiction with regard to the period of limitation, it failed to provide detailed analysis and reasoning. The importance of reasoning in judgment is well known. However, the Supreme Court Cassation Division in this case arrived at conclusion without deeply exploring the issues involved and...
Comment: The Principle of Universal Jurisdiction for Massive Human Right Violation of the Past: An International and Ethiopian Perspective
Confronting egregious human rights violations and repressive past is an arduous and necessary task to end the cycle of impunity. Bearing in mind Ethiopia‟s notable contribution to the peace and security in the Horn of Africa and beyond, Ethiopia and the region at large can benefit from showing support to institutions that aim to establish accountability for grave human rights violation. Ethiopia...
Comment: The Role of Courts in Safeguarding the Best Interest of the Child (Amharic)
The best interest of the child is a multifaceted principle governing children’s rights. This principle is tri-dimensional which serves as (i) human right, (ii) a mechanism of evaluation of other rights, and (iii) as a means of interpreting other rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Ethiopia has ratified the CRC. As the judiciary is the ultimate guardian of human rights...
Walking in the Dark: Lack in the Use of Criminal Statistics for Public Policy and Legislative Actions
As an exercise of sovereign power, the lawmaker adopts public policies to achieve certain ends. However, public policies need justifications. One such public policy is criminalisation of conduct whereby the lawmaker may have to use both doctrinal and empirical justifications. Such empirical justification is criminal statistics. All the three organs – the police, the prosecution office and the...
Competing Water Resource Demands in Ethiopia's Federal System: Infancy of the Law toward Integrated Management
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Constitution confines the power of regional states over water to administration of watercourse that flows within their respective territories. Various proclamations introduce an integrated approach to water resources management through the application of proper and integrated master planning. To this end, a new institutional framework is established...
Ethiopia's Justice System Reform at Crossroads: Impediments relating to Institutional Continuity, Ethnic Politics and the Land Regime
Ethiopia‘s Justice System Reform Program has not achieved the pledges that were promised since 2002. One of the sources for the impediments was ‗revolutionary democracy‘ because its ‗democratic‘ limb represented the pursuits of justice system reform while its ‗revolutionary‘ limb caused impediments to the reform. This involves various manifestations of ‗revolutionary democracy‘ which include...
The Right to Cross-Examination and Witness Protection in Ethiopia: Comparative Overview
Cross-examination particularly in the context of criminal trial is a human right recognized in international human rights law and the Ethiopian constitution. However, states are increasingly facing another pressing policy consideration – protecting prosecution witnesses who could otherwise be subject to intimidation, and who could even risk their lives for providing evidence in the administration
Traditional African Conflict Resolution: The Case of South Africa and Ethiopia
In Africa, traditional conflict resolution is based on values, norms, cultures and beliefs as practiced by the members of the community. Thus, traditional conflict resolution decisions are readily accepted by the community. However, colonialism had very serious impact on African values, norms, cultures and beliefs. It disregarded, undermined and weakened them. Cultural hegemony (as a result of...
Trust and Distrust Approaches in the Constitutional Lawmaking of Rural Land Rights in Ethiopia: Nature, Drafting and Implications
Although rural land rights are recognized in the 1995 Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), the academic discourse and policy dialogues on the issue are still underway. However, these dialogues do not comprehensively cover the provisions in the Constitution concerning rural land rights, the modus operandi in the drafting approaches of the provisions and their legal...
Administrative Rulemaking in Ethiopia:Normative and Institutional Framework
Administrative action is steadily growing in Ethiopia, the major part of which is administrative rulemaking. It ranges from regulation of the major industries to the provision of basic commodities like sugar and edible oil. Modern states cannot effectively function without allowing the administrative agencies to have such roles, subject to the caveat that the agencies should to be kept in check...
Blasphemy in a Secular State:Some Reflections
Anti-blasphemy laws have endured criticism in light of the modern, secular and democratic state system of our time. For example, Ethiopia’s criminal law provisions on blasphemous utterances, as well as on outrage to religious peace and feeling, have been maintained unaltered since they were enacted in 1957. However, the shift observed within the international human rights discourse tends to...
Examining some of the raisons d'être for the Ethiopian anti-terrorism law
There has been a proliferation of counter-terrorism legislation around the world following 9/11, a turning point in the history of counter-terrorism. Ethiopia passed its anti-terrorism law in July 2009. This law and its application have been controversial since its promulgation. A debate on several issues relating to the law and its (mis)application was held in August 2013. Whether the law is...
The right of minorities to political participation under the Ethiopian electoral system
Broad representation of different ethnic groups has implications in stability and the quality of democracy. The right to political participation is largely realized through the electoral system of a country. The choice among electoral systems should thus take various factors into account including the need for securing equitable representation, including minority groups. It is argued that the ‘fir
Economics of copyright:challenges and perspectives
This article outlines the prominence of economic analysis of copyright, not only within the academic community, but also in the legal practice. The successful cooperation of law and economics in the field of copyright calls for advanced microeconomic analytical skills and a high level of legal understanding of intellectual property. The study highlights the central dilemma between access of...
Unilateral trade sanctions as a means to combat human rights abuses:legal and factual appraisal
Some developed countries have used unilateral trade sanctions against governments that have allegedly been engaged in gross violations of human rights as a tool to force such governments to comply with basic human rights standards. Even though unilateral trade sanctions might be targeted against governments that grossly violate human rights, such measures have unintended consequences on the...
- Motor vehicle lessors' liability for damages to third parties: a comment
- Notes on the salient features of tax liens under Ethiopian law
- Locating big laws in small places:a review
- Discretion, Disclosure and Confidentiality at the ICC. The tension between the duty to disclose and the confidentiality obligations of the ICC Prosecu
- Mental Competency To Stand Trial. Protecting Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves: A Universal Construct
- A Selection of Constitutional Perspectives on Human Kidney Sales
- The Violation of the Rights of the Child. The Case of The Democratic Republic of Congo
- Fair and Equitable - Or Not?
- Human Biological Materials in Collaborative research - Ethical Issues. Ethical Issues
- Justifiability of the Second Generation Human Rights. Problems and Prospects