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The Announcement to Implement Ethio-Eritrea Boundary Commission Decision: Unofficial but not Illegal

The EPRDF executive committee has recently announced its decision to implement the ruling made on 13 April, 2002 by the Eritrea - Ethiopia Boundary Commission regarding delimitation of the border between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Following the announcement, there is a considerable debate going on around the legality of the decision with regard to issues regarding absence of transparency, lack of public participation and usurpation of the power of the parliament.


Faayidaa Mootummaan Naannoo Oromiyaa Magaalaa Finfinnee Irratti Qabu Kabachiisuuf Dirqama Seeraa Mootummaan Qabu

Mootummaan naannoliis ta'e kan federaalaa heera mootummaa kabajuu fi kabachisiisuuf dirqama kan qaban ta'uu Heera Mootummaa Itoophiyaa keewwata 9(2) jalatti tumamee jira. Tumaalee heerichaa isaan kabajuuf kabachisiisuu qaban keessaas tokko kan keewwata 49(5) heerichaa jalatti tumame dha.


Opinion on the Draft Proclamation Regarding the Special Interest of the State of Oromia in Addis Ababa Per Article 49(5) of the FDRE Constitution

A draft aimed at defining the special interest of the State of Oromia in Addis Ababa was announced in in June, 2017. Having read its contents, I would like to exercise my freedom of conscience per art. 29 of the FDRE Constitution and forward my humble and guileless opinion on major issues regarding the draft.


Questioning an Instrumentalist View of Law in Ethiopian

An Instrumentalist view of law has an effect of reducing law to a means of securing ends. Whoever has the means (the law) then gets to have the ends (the ends being social, economic, political….and other myriad of limitless public and/or private interests). Apart from depriving law of an autonomous nature and subjecting it to a possibility of being used as an instrument to achieve evil ends, this view has a tendency to trigger a competition (among its subjects) to get hold of the means.


Bu'uura Mootummaan Federaalaa Mootummaa Naannolii Keessatti Giddu-lixaa Ta'uu Danda'u Ilaalchisee

Bu'uura Mootummaan Federaalaa Mootummaa Naannolii Keessatti Giddu-lixaa Ta'uu Danda'u kanaan wal-qabatee seerri raawwii qabu labsii lakk.359/2003 dha. Labsiin kunis sababoota armaan gadii SADIITIIN federaalli dhimmoota naannoo keessa seenuu akka danda'u haal-dureewwan barbaachisoo ta'anii wajjin tuma. ISAANIS:-


Ethiopia’s Competition Law: Crippled by Habitual Repeals and a Victim of Incongruous Government Policy and Institutional Failures

Competition law intends to facilitate a healthy competition between private businesses as a result of which consumers benefit from reduction of price or improvement in quality of goods and services. Ethiopia enacted three of such laws in just about a decade. Each of them repealed its predecessor (Proc. No. 813/2013 repealed the three years old Proc. No. 685/2010, and the latter repealed the seven years old Proc. No. 329/2003). The now in force law, which is Trade Competition and Consumer Protection Proc. No. 813/2013, was passed in 2013.


Who has a Legal Mandate to Privatize Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Airlines and other Public Enterprises? The Parliament or the Executive?

It has been recently reported that Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Airlines and Ethiopian Electricity Corporation will be partially privatized with the government maintaining a controlling share, and other Public Enterprises (henceforth “PE”) such as Sugar Corporation and Rail Way Corporation will be fully privatized. Following the news, there are a number of debates going on regarding partial and total privatization of these PEs. Among the debates are: whether the privatization is good or bad for Ethiopia? Whether the privatization would be equitable?