2020 Symposium

The Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law’s Journal of Human Rights and the Journal of Ethiopian Law, Addis Ababa University School of Law, are pleased to announce the “Human Rights and Access to Justice in Ethiopia” Symposium. Presenters and panelists will include leading scholars and practitioners from Ethiopia’s law schools, public institutions, and bar associations, as well as scholars and practitioners from the United States and from around the world.

Read articles from the symposium.

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST


Lowden Hall in Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 375 East Chicago Avenue. Chicago, IL 60611

Featured Speaker

In addition, we are honored to have Judge Ann Williams (ret.) as our featured speaker. Judge Williams, a trailblazer and leader, today heads Jones Day’s efforts in advancing the rule of law, trial advocacy, and the justice system in Africa. She will be providing remarks on international human rights law and access to justice.

  • Shimelis Mulugeta Kene: Doctor of Civil Law Candidate at the Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University
  • Andinet Adinew Tesfaye: Staff, Haramaya University
  • Endalkachew Abera Mekuriya: Staff, Haramaya University
  • Fiona McKinnon: Editor in Chief, Center for Dialogue, Research, and Cooperation
  • Sirak Akalu Iyassu: Editor, Rights in Exile Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter
  • Daniel Esubalew Alemayehu: Staff, Haramaya University
  • Seife Ayalew Asfaw: President, African Civic Leadership Program
  • Abdi Jibril Ali: Head of School, Addis Ababa University Law School
  • Tewodros Meheret: Legal Practitioner, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Dassa Bulcha Nemomissa: President,  The Supreme Court of Oromia
  • Mizanie Abate Tadesse: Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University School of Law

This symposium has been approved for 5.75 general MCLE credit hours in the state of Illinois. Relevant materials are available here.

The event is free and open to the public.

Please register here. Registration is free with breakfast and lunch provided.

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Program Agenda for the Symposium can be accessed through this link.