Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Restorative Justice For All!

           
       In response to the ever-increasing  problems such as inefficient court processes and prison crowding, countries throughout Africa are looking to revive traditional justice processes and implement restorative practices as an alternative to incarceration.Basically,customary dispute settlement mechanisms and laws play the key role in many African countries including Ethiopia.These must be systematized and used side by side with the regular state laws and institutions.There is multiplicity of laws in Ethiopia,which includes cultural laws(such as The 'Geda' System of the Oromos and the 'Kicha' and 'Yegordena Sera' of the Gurages to mention but a few) and religious laws(such as Sharia Law and the laws of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church), which needs to be wisely used for both civil and criminal cases to bring restorative justice in the country.What do you think on the issue? Feel free to share us your opinions.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comment

Towards a Comprehensive Prosecution Service in Ethiopia: Noting the New Developments by Leake Mekonen Tesfay

Abstract   Although Ethiopia’s public prosecution is a recent development, continuous changes have been made since the first public prosec...

BBC News - Front page

BBC World News

BBC News - Home

CNN News - International Edition

Al Jazeera English

Deutsche Welle News

XINHUANEWS- About China

The New York Times - Most Shared

The Guardian

Opinions from The Washington Post

TIME Magazine-Top Stories

The Wall Street Journal: Markets

ABC News: Top Stories

Vox - All

RSS – New China | English.news.cn

Reuters: U.S. Legal News

Reuters: Most Read Articles

Reuters: World News

Goodreads Blog

About me

My photo
I am an Ethiopian legal professional. I use this blog to share my knowledge,experience and views or opinions about Ethiopian Law and Justice System.If you want to view my professional profile visit the following link by copy-pasting it to your browser address bar https://www.linkedin.com/in/eyasabeba. Stay tuned!

Are you for or against the death Penalty (capital punishment) in Ethiopia?