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Demelash Reta


A PhD student at Warwick University, Law School. He obtained LL.B from Addis Ababa University (Distinction), Ethiopia in 1999, and second degree in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from Oslo University, Norway in 2004. He has also attended short-term courses at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, Ghent University Belgium, and Pretoria University, South Africa. He participated in various research projects of local and national significance particularly on areas of human rights.He has submitted a complete draft of his PhD dissertation.

Work Experience

He has a long teaching and research experience. He is currently working at Mekelle University, Law School, Ethiopia, as an Assistant Professor. He developed teaching materials and distance learning modules for the courses constitutional law (human rights focus), human rights law, international humanitarian law, and contract law. For details see...


PhD thesis

Research topic: National Prosecutions and Transitional Justice: A case Study of The Red Terror Trials.

Supervisor: Dr. Jayan Nayar

It is a qualitative research project aimed at evaluating whether transitional justice processes in Ethiopia had adopted holistic strategies of serving justice including reparation of victims, revelation of the truth, and promoting reconciliation to end cycles of repression and violation. For details see...



Demelash Reta


Contact Address:

Mekelle University, Tigrai, Ethiopia

P.O.Box: 451

Mobile: +251914701184