Abduletif Kedir Idris

Abdulatif Kedir Idris received an LLM degree in comparative public law from the University of Alabama and his LLB from Addis Ababa University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. His research and teaching focus areas include: Culture and human rights, minority and indigenous people’s rights, environmental rights, Federalism and multilevel governance, and administrative procedure law. The list of his publications can be access from the CV attached. Beyond academia, he regularly engages in practical reform initiatives through volunteer and consultancy roles with both government, local and international NGOs as well as multilateral organizations. From June 2018 until August 2019, he had served as Deputy Head of Secretariat for the Law and Justice Affairs Advisory Council under the Federal Attorney General in Ethiopia coordinating as well as contributing to the drafting and the re-writing of several landmark legislations.

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Research Interest Areas

  • LLB Addis Ababa University Faculty of Law, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 2007

  • LLM University of Alabama, United States, Alabama, 2011


  • Research Assistant, Addis Ababa University, Sept. 2007- Jan. 2008

  • Full-time lecturer, St. Mary’s University College, Faculty of Law, (Sept. 2007- 2012)

  • Part-time Lecturer, Addis Ababa University Faculty of Law (Since June 2009)

  • Full-time lecturer and Research and Publications Coordinator, Addis Ababa University, Center for Human Rights Studies (Since February 2012)


  • Federalism, Freedom of Religion, Secularism, Administrative Procedure.


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