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23 Apr
መግቢያ መፈንቅለ መንግሥት ከጥንታዊ የሥልጣኔ ባለቤት ሃገራት ጀምሮ በታሪክ የሚታወቅ ሕዝብን እየመራ ባለ የመንግሥት ወይም የገዢ አካል ላይ የሚደረግ ከሥልጣን የማዉረድ ሁኔታ ሲሆን የበርካታ ሃገራት የታሪክ አካልም ነዉ፡፡ ለዚህ ጽሑፍ ዋነኛ መነሻ የሆነዉ የመፈንቅለ መንግሥት ጽንሰ ሃሳብ እና ትርጓሜዉ በአንድም ሆነ በሌላ መልኩ የሚሰጠዉ ትንታኔ ከምን አንጻር የታየ እንደሆነ በዉል ባይታወቅም አብዛኞቹ ይህን መሰል ድረጊቶች መፈንቅለ መንግሥት ነዉ የሚል ስያሜ ሲሰጣቸዉ እንመለከታልን፡፡ የመፈንቅለ መንግሥት ጽንሰ ሃሳብ ምንድነዉ? መገለጫዎቹ ምን ምንድናቸዉ? የአፍሪካ ኅብረት የሕግ ማዕቀፍ ምን ይላል? በፌደራላዊ የመንግሥት ሥርዓት ተከታይ ሃገራት በፌዴሬሽኑ አባላት ዉስጥ የሚከናወኑ…
15 Apr
መግቢያ በአገር አቀፍም ሆነ በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ ወረርሽኝ ሲከሰት የሰዎች ህይወትን ከመቅሰፉ በተጨማሪ የንግድ እንቅስቃሴዎችንም አደጋ ላይ ይጥላል። ንግድ የተሳለጠ እና ለሁሉ ተደራሽ የሚሆነው የተረጋጋ ማህበራዊ እና ኢኮኖሚያዊ መስተጋብር ሲኖር ብቻ ነው። በንግድ ዓለም ውስጥ የነጋዴዎች ዋነኛ ግብ ተደርጎ የሚወሰደው በአጭር ጊዜ ወይም በረጅም ጊዜ ውስጥ ትርፋማ መሆን ነው። ነገር ግን ይህ ትርፋመነታቸውን የሚያሳኩት ሕግ እና ሥርዓትን በአከበረ መንገድ በሚደረግ እንቅስቃሴ ሊሆን ይገባል። ከሕግ እና ሥርዓት ውጭ ትርፍ ለማጋበስ የሚንቀሳቀስ ነጋዴ የተመሰረተበት አላማ ማትረፍ ስለሆነ በሚል ተልካሻ ምክንያት ዝም ተብሎ ሊታለፍ አይገባም። ይህንም መሰረት ለማስያዝ…
12 Apr
መግቢያ ሁሉም ሕጎች በራሳቸው ምሉዕ አይደሉም፡፡ በመሆኑም ሕጎችን በተገቢው የአተረጓጎም ሥርዓት መሠረት ተርጉሞ ሥራ ላይ ማዋል ያስፈልጋል፡፡ በተለይ ደግሞ አጠቃላይ መርሆዎችን የደነገጉ ሕጎችን የያዙ እንደ ሕገ-መንግሥት ዓይነት ሕጎች በከፍተኛ ጥንቃቄ መሠረታዊ የአተረጓጎም መርሆዎችን በተከተለ ሁኔታ ፍጹም ገለልተኛና ብዘሀኑን በሚወክል ብቃት ባለው ሕገ-መንግሥት ተርጓሚ ሊተረጎም ይገባዋል፡፡ ይህም በመሆኑ ብዙ ሐገራት ሕገ-መንግሥት የሚተረጉም ራሱን የቻለ ተቋማትን አቋቁመዋል፡፡ ሐገራችን ኢትዮጵያም እንደሌሎች ሐገራት የሕገ-መንገስት ትርጉም ጥያቄ ሲቀርብ ጉዳዩን ተቀብሎ ተገቢውን ውሳኔ የሚሰጡ ተቋማትን አቋቁማለች፡፡ የኢ.ፊ.ዲ.ሪ ሕገ-መንግሥት የሕገ-መንግስታዊ ክርክር ጉዳይ ሲነሳ ጥያቄው እንዴት መልስ ያገኛል ለሚለው ድንጋጌ አስቀምጧል፡፡ በሕገ-መንግስቱ አንቀጽ…
12 Apr
በዓለማችን የኮሮና ቫይረስ ወረርሽን እየተስፋፋ በመምጣቱ ከአሜሪካ እስከ አፍሪካ፣ ከአውሮፓ እስከ እሲያ ከአውስትራሊያ እስከ ደቡብ አሜሪካ መንግስታት፣ መንግስታዊና መንግስታዊ ያልሆኑ ተቋማት፣ ግዙፍ የንግድ ድርጅቶች አነስተኞቹን ጨምሮ እንቅስቃሴያቸው እየተናጋ፤ ህልውናቸው ፈተና ውስጥ እየገባ ነው፡፡ ይህ ወረርሽን ማብቂያው እና መወገጃው በግልጽ ያልታወቀ እና ሊተነበይም ያልቻለ በመሆኑ በተለይም የግል የንግድ ድርጅቶች ቀጥረው የሚያሰሯቸው ሠራተኞች ላይ ሊወስዱ ስለሚችሉት እርምጃ እርግጠኛ አይደሉም፡፡ በሀገራችን ኢትዮጵያም የቫይረሱ መግባት ከተረጋገጠበት ጊዜ አንስቶ መንግስት ትምህርት ቤቶችን እንዲዘጉ አድርጓል፡፡ በመቀጠልም ፍርድ ቤቶች በከፊል እንዲሁም የመንግስት ተቋማት በፈረቃ የሚሰሩበትን ሁኔታ አመቻችቷል፡፡ በሌሎች የንግድ ድርጅቶች ላይ በመንግስት…
07 Apr
The 1995 Ethiopian constitution and the Ethiopian National Harmful Traditional Practice Strategy have denounced harmful traditional practices that are against women and girls. Additionally, the 2004 Criminal Code has clearly criminalized such practice as a crime against girls and women. On the other hand, though there is a reduction in the prevalence of the practice 74% in 2005 to 65% in 2016, the practice deeply continues in a rural part of the country having different justifications. Besides, fear of punishment in some areas the practice…
07 Apr
Introduction Burden of proof in tax disputes could rest either on the tax payer or on the tax authority or sometimes both could bear the burden of proof. For instance under the United States and Canadian tax laws the primary burden of producing an adequate evidence to rebut the assessment or decision of the tax authority rests on the tax payer. On the other hand countries like Sweden, Netherlands and Spain in their tax laws share the burden of proof in tax disputes between the…
07 Apr
Introduction Ethiopia is host to the Second Largest refugee population in Africa. With over 905,000 refugees, the majority originating from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen, Sudan, and others. Most of the refugees in Ethiopia are located in Gambella Regional State, Tigray Regional State, Somali Regional State, Addis Ababa, Afar Regional State, and Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State. Most of the host regions are the least developed regions in the country, characterized by harsh weather conditions, poor infrastructure, extremely low capacity, high levels of poverty and poor development…
07 Apr
Introduction The outbreak of CODIV-19 has caused employment crisis worldwide as the virus is claiming thousands of lives and sickening a millions. The virus is causing global economic, social, health, and economic disruptions. The International Labour Organization has an estimate that up to 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide. In addition to the possible unemployment crisis, the safety and health of workers are at risk. Following the declaration of the virus as a Public Emergence of International Concern and pandemic by World Health Organization,…
07 Apr
In the first part I had discussed some issues under the draft proclamation. This includes arbitrability of administrative contract, competency-competency, separability doctrine, pauper proceeding, appeal and the standard to challenge the arbitrators. In this part, I will briefly discuss the role of the court in arbitration proceeding, the New York Convention and the nature and impartiality of the Center as envisaged under the draft proclamation. 1. The role of the court in arbitration proceeding:- In every jurisdiction there is a competing and conflicting interest of…
01 Apr
ዓለማችን ላይ የፈረንጆቹ 2020 የተወሳሰቡ ችግሮችን ይዞባት መጥቷል፡፡ ከቻይና ውሃን በትንሹ ተነስቶ በወራት ውስጥ ዓለምን ካዳረሰው የኮሮና ቫይረስ የሚስተካከል ችግር ግን ይመጣል ብሎ የገመተ አልነበረም፡፡ ይህ ቫይረስ በቀጥታ በሰው ልጆች ጤና እና ህይዎት ላይ እያሰከተለ ከሚገኘው ኪሳራ እና ውድመት በሚስተካከል ደረጃ ማህበራዊ እና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ችግሮችንም እያስከተለ ይገኛል፡፡ ከአሜሪካ ስቶክ ማርኬት እስከ ኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ፤ ከአውሮፓዊያኑ የንግድ ልውውጦች እስከ ኢትዮጵያ የአበባ ንግድ፤ ከካናድ የጥራጣሬ ግብይት እስከ አዲስ አበባ የአትክልት ተራ ንግድ ድረስ ብዙ መመስቃቀሎችን እያስከተለ ይገኛል፡፡ በዚህ መመሰቃቀል ውስጥ ብዙ አካላት ተጎጂ የሚሆኑ ቢሆንም በተለያዩ ሁኔታዎች…
18 Mar
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the government’s decision to close schools and the banning of all sports events and large public gatherings for the next fifteen days. The decision was made after the government has confirmed a total of five cases on Monday, March 16, 2020. Going forward, the government is expected to take measures, which will have an adverse effect on the constitutional and legislative rights of health professionals, customs officers and the general…
27 Feb
Introduction When we come to commercial dispute which arise out of not respecting contractual obligations by one or more parties, settlement of dispute through court come in the for front. However, the existing Ethiopian court system is extremely sluggish, rigid and expensive. On the contrary arbitration is praised for its speedy proceeding, flexible process, confidentiality of the proceeding, finality of dispute which ultimately saves time and money. Although there are some critics against the heart of the system, arbitration stands out as one of the…
24 Feb
Introduction The century we are living in is the age of information and communication technology. Increased use of these electronic communications improve the efficiency of commercial activities, enhances trade connections and allows new access opportunities for previously remote parties and markets, thus playing a fundamental role in promoting trade and economic development, both domestically and internationally. Commerce is the exchange of goods and services. It can be either conventional or electronic. The conventional commerce is the exchange of goods and services with the physical…