Assefa Fiseha - Ethiopian Civil Service University, Associate Professor

Legislative - Executive Relations in the Ethiopian Parliamentary System: Towards institutional and Legal Reform

 This article shades light on the legislative executive relations in Ethiopia and looks for factors that contribute to the perceived subjugation of an apparently supreme parliament to the executive. It then suggests some vital institutional and legal reforms that need to be taken to restore the balance in favour of parliament. In doing so, the article goes beyond the obvious conclusion that the reality in Ethiopia is, not parliamentary supremacy but cabinet dictatorship which in itself is a product of party dictatorship.


About Assefa Fiseha

Dr. Assefa Fiseha is currently an Associate Professor of Federalism and Public Law in the Ethiopian Civil Service University (formerly) College. He earned his first degree in Law in 1995 from Addis Ababa University and his postgraduate degrees from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He has served as a Dean and Director in the College and participated in many national and international seminars and conferences. His areas of Interest are Comparative constitutional law, Federalism in a multi-ethnic context, Human Rights, Traditional Justice in Africa, Judiciary and constitutional adjudication.

Draft conference paper can be accessed HERE. Note this is draft only not for quotation purposes.