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Grass-roots Justice in Ethiopia

Alula Pankhurst
Getachew Assefa

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1Alula Pankhurst (Associate Professor of Social Anthropology) has taught at Addis Ababa University for 16 years. He completed his BA at the University of Oxford in Oriental Languages (Arabic and Ge’ez), and his MA and PhD in social anthropology at the University of Manchester. He has written articles on dispute resolution and peace-making, resource-based conflict, indigenous institutions and associations, power and agency, poverty and wellbeing, pilgrimages and migration, and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. He produced a book based on his PhD thesis on resettlement, and has edited volumes with colleagues on marginalised occupational minorities, migration and displacement, natural resource management and funeral associations, as well as bilingual books with Writers for Ethiopian Children. [Editor’s note: Alula Pankhurst is currently the Young Lives Ethiopia Country Director].

2Getachew Assefa (Assistant Professor of Law at Addis Ababa University) received his LL.B. from Addis Ababa University in 1996 (with Distinction) and his LL.M from the University of San Francisco School of Law, USA, in 2001. He has served in several academic positions such as Dean of the Law Faculty of the Ethiopian Civil Service College and Administrative Officer of Addis Ababa University. He has undertaken a number of studies some of which have been published in the areas of human rights law, child rights, constitutional law, judiciary and legal education. He is the co-author (with Professor Dolores A. Donovan) of ‘Homicide in Ethiopia: Human Rights, Federalism and Legal Pluralism’ published in The American journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 51, No.3; 2003.

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