Ethiopia Gets New Chief Justice

ADDIS ABABA  – Tewodros Meheret has been appointed as the president of the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia.

Members of the parliament endorsed the appointment of Tewodros as Chief Justice with a majority vote and three abstentions on Tuesday.



During the same session, MPs also unanimously approved the appointment of Abeba Embiyale as the vice president of the Federal Supreme court. She replaced Solomon Areda.

Abeba was also sworn in as deputy president of the federal supreme court

Both Chief Justice and his deputy took the oath of their respective offices in front of the parliamentarians on Tuesday.

Tewodros, an Assistant Professor at Addis Ababa University’s school of law, replaced Meaza Ashenafi who served as president of the Federal Supreme court for more than four years.

Meazza became the first federal female Chief Justice of Ethiopia after she was appointed by Prime minister Abiy Ahmed in November 2018.

In her last job as the chief justice, Meaza administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Ethiopian ambassadors on Tuesday morning.

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