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Constitutional Adjudication in Africa edited by Fombad, Charles M (31st August 2017)

Part 2 Archetypal Examples of Different Models of African Constitutional Adjudication, 8 Unique but Ineffective: Assessing the Constitutional Adjudication System in Ethiopia

Adem Abebe

From: Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited By: Charles M Fombad

The introduction of constitutional review mechanisms is one of the most common aspects of the post-1990 wave of democratic and constitutional reforms. Only a handful of constitutional drafters in Africa and beyond have resisted the tide of judicial empowerment that has characterized the constitutional and democratic reforms of the last few decades. Ethiopia is one of these. The 1995 Constitution of Ethiopia is novel not only in underscoring ethnicity as the prominent basis of political and social organization and in recognizing the right to secession; 1 but it...
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