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The State of Eritrea: Introductory Note

Dr Daniel R Mekonnen
Edited By: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

© 2015 Oxford University Press

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 October 2020

A clear understanding of constitutional law in Eritrea requires some insight into the prevailing politico-legal situation of the country, including a short account of the modern history of Eritrea. Like many other African countries, the modern-day map of Eritrea is a product of European (in the Eritrean case, Italian) colonialism. Eritrea gained formal independence in 1993, after successive colonial and other sorts of occupations by different foreign actors. It should be noted at the outset that Eritrea is a classic example of a country in a crisis of...
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