International Criminal Justice Series

Prosecution of Politicide in Ethiopia

The Red Terror Trials

Autoren: Tessema, Marshet Tadesse

  • The book contributes to the field of knowledge in the international criminal law arena by assessing and evaluating the retributive justice approach chosen by the Ethiopian government to deal with the crimes of the Mengistu regime
  • The book  is pivotal in identifying the legal basis and framework for the prosecution of core crimes in general, and politicide in particular
  • By examining one of the lesser-known and under-researched examples of the national prosecution of genocide it is of great relevance to the scholars and practitioners of genocide studies and international criminal law
  • This book should benefit English-speaking scholars in genocide studies and international criminal law, as it makes extensive use of judgments and documents held in the court archives, which relate to the Red Terror trials written in both the working language and other languages of Ethiopia
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This book investigates the road map or the transitional justice mechanisms that theEthiopian government chose to confront the gross human rights violations perpetratedunder the 17 years’ rule of the Derg, the dictatorial regime that controlled state powerfrom 1974 to 1991. Furthermore, the author extensively examines the prosecution ofpoliticide or genocide against political groups in Ethiopia.
Dealing with the violent conflict, massacres, repressions and other mass atrocities ofthe past is necessary, not for its own sake, but to clear the way for a new beginning.In other words, ignoring gross human rights violations and attempting to close thechapter on an oppressive dictatorial past by choosing to let bygones be bygones, is nolonger a viable option when starting on the road to a democratic future. For unaddressedatrocities and a sense of injustice would not only continue to haunt a nation butcould also ignite similar conflicts in the future.
So the question is what choices are available to the newly installed government whenconfronting the evils of the past. There are a wide array of transitional mechanismsto choose from, but there is no “one size fits all” mechanism. Of all the transitionaljustice mechanisms, namely truth commissions, lustration, amnesty, prosecution,and reparation, the Ethiopian government chose prosecution as the main means fordealing with the horrendous crimes committed by the Derg regime.
One of the formidable challenges for transitioning states in dealing with the crimes offormer regimes is an inadequate legal framework by which to criminalize and punishegregious human rights violations. With the aim of examining whether or not Ethiopiahas confronted this challenge, the book assesses Ethiopia’s legal framework regardingboth crimes under international law and individual criminal responsibility.
This book will be of great relevance to academics and practitioners in the areas ofgenocide studies, international criminal law and transitional justice. Students in thefields of international criminal law, transitional justice and human rights will alsofind relevant information on the national prosecution of politicide in particular andthe question of confronting the past in general.
Marshet Tadesse Tessema is Assistant Professor of the Law School, College of Law andGovernance at Jimma University in Ethiopia, and Postdoctoral Fellow of the SouthAfrican-German Centre, University of the Western Cape in South Africa.

Inhaltsverzeichnis (7 Kapitel)

  • Prefatory Part

    Tessema, Marshet Tadesse

    Seiten 1-13

  • Historical Survey of the Derg Regime and the Infamous Red Terror

    Tessema, Marshet Tadesse

    Seiten 15-64

  • The Ethiopian Legal Framework for the Prosecution of Crimes Under International Law

    Tessema, Marshet Tadesse

    Seiten 65-131

  • The Ethiopian Approach to Reckon with Derg Crimes: The Road to the Creation of the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office

    Tessema, Marshet Tadesse

    Seiten 133-170

  • Criminal Accountability for Derg Crimes: Prosecution of Politicide

    Tessema, Marshet Tadesse

    Seiten 171-239

Dieses Buch kaufen

eBook 101,14 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-255-2
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate: PDF, EPUB
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Hardcover 128,39 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-254-5
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Prosecution of Politicide in Ethiopia
Buchuntertitel
The Red Terror Trials
Autoren
Titel der Buchreihe
International Criminal Justice Series
Buchreihen Band
18
Copyright
2018
Verlag
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Inhaber
T.M.C. Asser Press and the author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-255-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-255-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-254-5
Buchreihen ISSN
2352-6718
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XIII, 303
Themen