Reform and the Rule of Law in Ethiopia



2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Online via Zoom


Free (donations to RAS gratefully received)

Establishing and administering the effective rule of law is critical to Ethiopia’s future. It has been the subject of active debate in the country for many years, and judicial reform has been an integral part of the current government’s reform agenda since 2018.

This panel will discuss the state of implementation of these reforms, and particularly the challenges to the rule of law and its implementation created by the crisis in Tigray in recent months and the events and actions that this has precipitated.



– Mrs. Meaza Ashenafi, President of the Supreme Court of FDRE

– Dr. Daniel Bekele, Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

– Comfort Ero, Africa Program Director, ICG

Chair: Professor Laura Hammond, SOAS


This event will be broadcast live via Zoom. The link for the Zoom webinar will be sent to all those who have registered via Eventbrite 2 hours before the stated start time.