Freedom of Expression in Ethiopia: The Jurisprudential Dearth

Mizan Law Review, Vol. 4 No.2, Autumn 2010

31 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2012

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Gedion Timothewos Hessebon

Addis Ababa University; Central European University (CEU)

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

It is almost a decade and half since freedom of expression has been proclaimed as one of the fundamental rights and freedoms recognized in the FDRE Constitution. However, there is hardly any Ethiopian jurisprudence on freedom of expression to speak of at the moment. Although numerous cases (that clearly gave rise to issues implicating freedom of expression) have been entertained in our courts, we have yet to develop a body of standards, tests and doctrines pertaining to the scope, content and legitimate limitations of freedom of expression. This void of constitutional jurisprudence can indeed undermine freedom of expression.

Keywords: freedom of expression, FDRE Constitution, Ethiopia

Suggested Citation

Hessebon, Gedion Timothewos, Freedom of Expression in Ethiopia: The Jurisprudential Dearth (2010). Mizan Law Review, Vol. 4 No.2, Autumn 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2188838

Gedion Timothewos Hessebon (Contact Author)

Addis Ababa University ( email )

King George VI St
Addis Ababa, 1000
Ethiopia

Central European University (CEU) ( email )

Nador utca 9
Budapest, H-1051
Hungary

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