Legal status of customary criminal justice systems and human rights in Ethiopia

Authored by: Wondwossen Demissie Kassa , Muradu Abdo Srur

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138931176
eBook ISBN: 9781315679891
Adobe ISBN: 9781317395553


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Ethiopia is a pluralist society in which customary laws play a significant role in the day-to-day affairs of people, including in settling disputes, both civil and criminal. This chapter examines the legal place of Customary Criminal Justice Systems (CCJSs), their interface with the state criminal justice system, and the implications of their status and interface for human rights in Ethiopia.

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