Ethiopia: Head of Supreme Court, her deputy resign

Ethiopia: Head of Supreme Court, her deputy resign

Meaza Ashenafi, President of Ethiopia’s Federal Supreme Court and her deputy, Solomon Areda Waktolla have thrown in the towel, more than three years into their jobs.

The pair were nominated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on 01 Nov. 2018. They have both received a unanimous vote from the House.

Both tendered in their resignation Tuesday to the House which has subsequently approved Assistant Professor Tewdros Mihret, from Addis Ababa University as Chief Justice, and Federal Supreme Court Judge, Abeba Embiale, as Deputy Chief Justice replacing Meaza and Solomon respectively, Addis Standard reports.

The House has not provided reasons for their resignations but reports say Solomon has recently been appointed as a half-time judge of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal for the term 2023-2030 by the United Nations General Assembly’s 34th plenary meeting at the elections held on the 15th of November 2022 in New York.

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