Ethiopia establishes Advisory Council to reform justice system

Addis Ababa, June 29, 2018 (FBC) –Ethiopia has established Law and Justice Advisory Council Advisory Council to reform the justice system, including the anti-terrorism law.

The Council has 13 members, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye told journalists today.

Freedom of the mass media and access to information law, anti-terrorism law and charities and societies law are among the proclamations which caused public outcry and contradict with the constitution, he said.

According to him, the Council established today is tasked to provide policy recommendations to the government for the amendment of the aforesaid laws and reform of the justice system.

Regarding the anti-terrorism law, the Attorney General said, the Council will decide whether the law will be amended or covered with other law.

The Council has a three-year life span, but could be extended if necessary.

Budget for the Council will be earmarked by the government, he said.

Among the Council members include, Dr Belachew Mekuria, Meaza Ashenafi, Prof Tilahun Teshome, Tamiru Wondimagegn and Ali Mohammed.