Wednesday, August 05, 2020


Article Index

B. Ethiopia

In 2011, the negative implications of the 2009 Anti-Terrorism Proclamation were demonstrated following numerous arrests of journalists and opposition leaders. In March 2011, 200 ethnic Oromo Ethiopians, supporters of the political opposition, were arrested. The law, which provides for holding terrorist suspects' for up to four months without charge, contradicts a provision of Ethiopian law under which an individual must be brought before a court of law within 48 hours of arrest, and [ ] detention on remand may be no longer than 14 days.

Vernellia R. Randall
Founder and Editor
Professor Emerita of Law
The University of Dayton School of Law