Further Reading on Ethiopia

There are comparatively few publications addressing Ethiopia’s efforts to come to terms with the Dergue regime. Most are written in English.


Further Reading on Transitional Justice in Ethiopia

Aneme, Girmachew Alemu; Schaefer, Charles; Tronvoll, Kjetil: The Ethopian Red Terror Trials. Transitional justice challenged, ohne Angaben 2009.

Enyew, Alebachew Birhanu: Transitional Justice and the Creation of a Human Rights Culture in Ethiopia, ohne Angaben 2008.

Hayner, Priscilla B.: Fifteen truth commissions. 1974-1997. A comparative study. In: Human Rights Quarterly 16, 4 (1994), pp. 634.

Metekia, Tadesse (2018): Violence against and using the dead. Ethiopia's Dergue cases. In: Human Remains and Violence n. 1, 4, pp. 76–92. Disponibile online in

Metekia, Tadesse (2019): Punishing Core Crimes in Ethiopia. Analysis of the Domestic Practice in Light of and in Comparison, with Sentencing Practices at the unicts and the icc. In: International Criminal Law Review n. 1, 19, pp. 160–190. Disponibile online in .

Metekia, Tadesse (2020): Prosecution of Core Crimes in Ethiopia. Domestic practice vis-à-vis international standards. University of Groningen, Groningen.

Reta, Demelash Shiferaw: National prosecution and transitional justice. The case of Ethiopia, ohne Angaben 2014.

Sarkin, Jeremy: Transitional justice and the prosecution model. The Experience of Ethiopia. In: Law, Democracy, Development 3, 2 (1999), S. 253-266. Disponible online in

Teklu, Theodros: Mirror of Memory. Some thoughts on the Ethiopian Red Terror. In: Grima, Mohammed: The healing of Memories. African Christians responses to politically included Trauma, Maryland 2018, pp. 77-95.

Tronvoll, Kjetil, Schaefer, Charles, Aneme, Girmachew Alemu (Hrsg.): The Ethiopian Red Terror Trials. Transitional Justice Challenged, Rochester NY 2009.

Vormbaum, Moritz, Werle, Gerhard: Transitional Justice. Vergangenheitsbewältigung durch Recht, Berlin 2018.

Wiebel, Jacob: "Let the Red Terror Intensify". Political Violence, Governance and Society in Urban Ethiopia, 1976-78. In: The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 48, No. 1, Special Issue: Violence in the Contemporary Political History of Eastern Africa (2015), pp. 13-29.

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