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Panel Discussion: Human Rights Challenges in Ethiopia

Public seminar: Open panel debate with the participation of doctoral candidates from Addis Ababa University

On the 1st of November at 14:00, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute is hosting an open panel discussion with the participation of doctoral candidates from Addis Ababa University, as a part of its bilateral Ethiopia Programme. The three doctoral candidates will present and discuss the outcomes of their doctoral thesis with the local academic community at Lund University. Their thesis are related to different human rights issues in Ethiopia, from rape law reform, to the right to food and climate change’s challenges, detailed below.

The participation to this panel debate is open to the general public, who will have the opportunity to engage with our Ethiopian guest researchers in an open dialogue after the panel discussions. The discussant of this seminar will be Dr. Maria Andrea Nardi, a research affiliate at the Department of Human Geography at Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. RWI’s senior researcher Dr. Alejandro Fuentes will be the seminar’s moderator.

The open panel debate will take place in RWI’s Bejing conference room (Stora Gråbrödersgatan 17B) and will be followed by a reception at the Anna Lindh lounge (RWI building).


Doctoral candidate Yeshwas Ebabu Worku. Project title, “The human right to food and the post-1991 Ethiopian State’s obligation : A case study on Simada Woreda and Gulele sub-city.”

Doctoral candidate Shimelis Dinku. Project title, “The quest for climate justice in Ethiopia: A case study of climate change responses in Lume and Ada’a Weredas.”

Doctoral candidate Measy Hagos Asafaw. Project title, “Effects and limits of the 2004 rape law reform in Ethiopia.”

Date: Thursday 1st November 2018

Time: Open panel debate: 14:00-16:00 Reception: 16:00-17:00

Location: Beijing Conference Room (RWI)


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