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1. The right to work of refugees The right to work is one of the fundamental human rights recognized by different human rights instruments. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) under its Article 23 declared the right to work as a fundamental human rights. For refugees, the right to work is vital for reducing vulnerability, enhancing resilience, securing dignity, and integration. The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees recognize the right to work of refugees including…
1. Problems of Implementation in International Humanitarian Law Failure to implement IHL is conceived as a central problem in contemporary armed conflict laws in general and Ethiopia in particular. However, it must be noted that difficulties regarding securing compliance is not something that is unique to the law of armed conflict, but also an issue in international law. This problem by large is related to the lack of a central enforceable organ that looks after the implementation of those laws. Although lack of central…
Synopsis The implementation of the International Humanitarian Law (hereinafter referred to as IHL) mainly rests upon the effort of the state parties. The international humanitarian law is currently accepted by every country in the world but the absence of a comprehensive and meticulous mechanism to enforce the rules embodied in IHL, is an Achilles’ heel fuelled by the very nature of IHL which is meant to regulate the issues that arise out of armed conflict. Where there is an existing issue that causes harm,…
‘Write Your Injuries in Dust and Your Benefits in Marble’ – Benjamin Franklin. Abstract Though it needs statically documented data to conclude so, the practice demonstrates bodily injury crime is one of the mostly and frequently committed crimes. Nonetheless, there is no common worldwide standard to define what constitutes bodily injury crime and to classify bodily injury crime, particularly to grave bodily injury crime and common willful injury crime. Ethiopian criminal code of 2004 covers bodily injury crime in its chapter II of book V…
መግቢያ በተለያዩ የአለማችን ክፍሎች የተለያዩ የከፉ የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀሎች (Genocide)፣ በሰው ልጆች ላይ የሚፈፀሙ ወንጀሎች (Crimes against Humanity)፣ የጦር ወንጀሎች (War Crimes) እና የወረራ ወንጀሎች (Crime of aggression)፣ በሰላም ላይ የሚፈፀሙ ወንጀሎች (Crime against Peace) እንዲሁም ወታደራዊ ወንጀሎች በተለያዩ ሰዎች አማካኝነት በተለያዩ የሰው ልጆች እና ተቋማት ላይ ሲፈፀሙ እንደነበር ታሪክ ይነግረናል፡፡ በአሁን ሰዓትም እነዚህ ወንጀሎች ከመሰራት አልቦዘኑም፡፡ የአንድ ሀገር የመከላከያ ሰራዊት አባል ወይም እንደአግባቡ ማንኛውም ሰው ለሚፈፅሙት የወንጀል ተግባር የሚቀርብባቸውን የወንጀል ጉዳዮች የሚመለከቱ ሀገር አቀፍ ወይም አለምዓቀፍ ወታደራዊ ፍርድ ቤቶች አሉ፡፡ እነዚህ ፍርድ ቤቶች ወታደራዊ…
Preface The partnership between governments and the private sector for development of public infrastructure is typically designated as Public Private Partnership. Globally, Public Private Partnerships are used in the form of long-term contractual arrangements between public authorities and private entities for the development and delivery of public services, and they are implemented within appropriate framework designed for that purpose. Though the Ethiopian government already introduced Public Private Partnerships through the enactment of the Ethiopian Federal Government Procurement and Property Administration Proclamation No. 649/2009 in September…
መግቢያ የውርስ ህግ ክፍል በሆነው የፍትሐብሔር ህግ ቁጥር 826 ላይ እንደተመላከተው አንድ ሰው የሞተ አንደሆነ በሞተበት ጊዜ ዋናው መኖሪያው በሆነበት ስፍራ የዚህ የሟች የውርስ ሀብት ይከፈታል፡፡ የሟች ውርስ ሟች በሞተበት ቅጽበት የሚከፈት ቢሆንም የሟች የውርስ ሀብት እስከሚጣራ ድረስ የሟች ንብረት እንደ አንድ የተለየ ንብረት ይቆጠራል፡፡ ይህም ማለት የሟች ንብረት ከሌሎች ሰዎች ወይም ወራሾች ንብረት ጋር ሳይቀላቀል የባለቤትነት መብቱ ለወራሾች ሳይተላለፍ እንደ አንድ ልዩ ንብረት ሆኖ ሊያዝ እንደሚገባ የፍ/ብ/ሕ/ቁ 942 ይደነግጋል፡፡ ስለዚህ የሟች የውርስ ሀብት ወደ ወራሾች ይተላለፍ ዘንድ እንዲሁም ከሟች የውርስ ሀብት ላይ እዳ…
ሕገ መንግሥት ማሻሻል ማለት ምን ማለት ነው ሕገ መንግሥት ማሻሻል ማለት በአጭር አነጋገር ለሕገ መንግሥት ማስተካከያ የሚደረግበት ሂደት ነው ማለት ይቻላል፡፡ የሕገ መንግሥት ማሻሻል ሂደት ክለሳ (Revision) አብዮት (Revolution) ማለት አይደለም፡፡ (ቃለአብ ታደሰ) አብዛኛው ጊዜ ማሻሻያ የሕገ መንግሥቱን ቃላት፣ ሃረግ፣ ዓ.ነገር ወይንም አንቀፆችን ሊያጠቃልል ይችላል፡፡ በእነዚህ በሚሻሻሉት ፋንታ በከፊል መጨመር፣ መቀነስ ወይንም ሙሉ በሙሉ መለወጥ ሊሆን ይችላል፡፡ ይሁን እንጂ እነዚህ ሁሉ ለውጦች ከሕገ መንግሥቱ አጠቃላይ አላማ፣ ግብና መንፈስ ጋር በሚጣጣም መልኩ መሆን አለበት፡፡ (ቃለአብ ታደሰ፡ 2011) የኢፊዲሪ ሕገ መንግሥት የሚሻሻልበት ሥርዓት የሕገ መንግሥት ማሻሻያ…
በዓለማችን እና በሀገራችን የተከሰተውን የኮቪድ-19 ኮሮና ቫይረስ ወረርሽኝ ተከትሎ በሀገራችን የፌደራል መንግሥትና የትግራይ ክልላዊ መንግሥት የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጆች መታወጃቸው ተከትሎ የሀገራዊ ምርጫን መራዘምና ክልላዊ ምርጫ በትግራይ መከናወኑን ከሕገ-መንግሥቱ ድንጋጌዎች አኳያ እንደሚከተለው አስቀምጣለሁ፡፡ በቅድሚያ ጥቂት በሆነችው ትልቅ ኢ-ሕገመንግሥታዊ ውሳኔን በመግለጽ ልጀምር፡፡ በሕገ-መንግሥታችን የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጅ ሊደነገግ የሚገባው በሁለት ምክንያቶች ማለትም፡- 1ኛ/ በሰው ሰራሽ አደጋ (የውጪ ወረራ ሲከሰት እና ሕገ-መንግሥታዊ ሥርዓቱን አደጋ ላይ የሚጥል ሁኔታ ሲከሰት) 2ኛ/ በተፈጥሮ አደጋ (ጎርፍ፣ የመሬት መንቀጥቀጥ፣ የህዝብ ጤንነትን አደጋ ላይ የሚጥቅ ሁኔታ ሲከሰት) ስለመሆኑ የፌደራሉ ሕገ-መንግሥት አ.ቁ 93(1) የሚደነግግ ሲሆን በ2ኛው…
Unlike the mainstreaming financial institutions, microfinance institutions play an important role in providing access to finance for rural farmers, small businesses, and other people who are engaged in similar activities, and hence, it was necessitated to have a legal framework to govern this issue i.e., Proclamation No. 626/2009. However, for a variety of reasons the existing proclamation needs amendment and the lawmakers came up with a new proclamation, Proclamation No. 1164/2019 (‘the new proclamation’), which introduces some innovative concepts to the existing proclamation. Therefore, in…
  Abstract 22 July 1991 to 21 August 1995, and 21 August 1995 to present by Transitional Charter and Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) constitution respectively, Ethiopia adopted federal system and structured the regions along ethnic lines. And Oromia Regional State (ORS) is the most populous and the largest region in Ethiopia. Until 2007, the relationship between prosecutors and police as well as prosecutors’ and police’s institutions over criminal investigation in Ethiopia and in all its regional states has been mainly governed by Ethiopian…
With the emergence and expansion of crimes of a complex and organized nature, the use of the extradition tool has been increasing from time to time. As a result, this tool has got the recognition of the United Nations in the form of a resolution and a subsequent model agreement, which is intended to be used as a minimum standard by all member states of the organization. This research finds out the normative and practical status of the extradition tool as one form of international…
Introduction This commentary analyses two self-contradictory criminal cases decision of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE)Supreme Court cassation division (hereinafter referred as the division) that have equal legal value on all subordinate courts of Federal as well as Regional States to date. The central issue of these cases was the model of corporate criminal liability in Ethiopian criminal justice system. The first case, cassation criminal case No. 58008, involves Ersade Trading Plc. and Mr. Tsedake Markos (the applicants) v. Federal public prosecutor – now…