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Addressing the Plights of Minorities under Ethiopia’s Ethnic Federal Structure: A Call for Legal Reform

—Dunia Mekonnen Tegegn, Human Rights Lawyer and Gender Equality Advocate Except for mentioning the term ‘minorities’ and reserving 20 seats under article 54(3), the FDRE Constitution does not define the term minorities. However, other laws have discussed minorities. The transnational proclamation No. 7/1992 under Article 2(6) defines minority nationality: a nationality or people who can’t establish

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Published on July 16, 2022
Author:          Filed under: Developments

The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and “the Others”

–Maja Sahadžić, PhD Researcher, Government and Law Research Group, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp Although the Constitutional Court, ideally and ad normam, is perceived as a body which prevents discrimination, in the constitutional reality of Bosnia and Herzegovina it nevertheless reflects certain discriminatory features. A subtle ethnic opportunism has yielded a group labeled as “the Others”,

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Published on August 2, 2017
Author:          Filed under: Analysis