School of Law, Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia

Founded in 1950, Addis Ababa University is the leading university in Ethiopia. The School of Law has been an entity within the Addis Ababa University since 1963. It is one of the oldest faculties located in the Addis Ababa University main campus and was the only law school in the country offering LL.B degree until the Ethiopian Civil Service College (now a University) was established in the mid-1990s. Since 2004, the Law School has commenced an LL.M program in human rights law. The School has also launched a PhD in Law Program in February 2017.

In terms of human rights research and publication, the School carries out the following activities:

  • Publication of the Ethiopian Human Rights Law Series annually;
  • Publication of the Journal of Ethiopian Law and AAU Student Law Review which contains articles on various human rights issues;
  • Publication of proceedings of seminar series. So far, two proceedings have been published;
  • Publication of two edited books on human rights in 2016 and 2017. While the 2016 book focused on socio-economic rights in Ethiopia, the 2017 publication has the thematic area of recognition and enforcement of the rights of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia; and
  • In collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the School is currently undertaking a research on implementation of UPR recommendations by Ethiopia.


Mizanie Abate Tadesse (PhD),, +251 913 250026