Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Ethiopian constitution

  • 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.

  • Self-Determination without Democracy: The Curious Case of the Horn of Africa

    —Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] What course the postcolonial state and its people should take to achieve liberation and self-determination, in the full sense of these terms, has been one of the big questions that has confronted Africans since the dawn of colonialism.

  • Ethiopia’s Continuing Constitutional Crisis

    —Berihun Adugna Gebeye, Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] On April 2, 2018 the Ethiopian parliament elected Abiy Ahmed as prime minister.