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Adi Dekebo Dale
Adi Dekebo Dale has more than 10 years of experience as a lawyer in Ethiopia. He graduated with a distinction degree in law (LLB) from Haramaya University, graduated with ‘Very Great Distinction’, was top in his LLM in Constitutional and Public Law class at Addis Ababa University, completed his second master’s degree in Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention – An International and African Perspective at the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice hosted by the University of the Western Cape in cooperation with the Humboldt University of Berlin cum laude.
Currently, he is an attorney and consultant at law and a leading expert in Ethiopian transitional justice endeavors. Adi has been a federal public prosecutor, an educator as lecturer and trainer in Ethiopia, and a long-standing volunteer in legal and institutional reform works, regulation of transnational organized crimes, transitional justice work, and human rights in criminal justice administration. He was one of the lead drafters in replacing the infamous Anti-Terrorism Proclamation 652/2009 in Ethiopia, which resulted in and enabled widespread human rights abuses in Ethiopia for more than a decade. He is also a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders at Brooks School of Public Policy and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University, a world-renowned Ivy League institution. Adi is currently a Ph.D. researcher at the African Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Florian Jeßberger from Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin and Prof John-Mark Iyi from African Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice, UWC. Adi’s research title is “International Crimes and the Peace Agreement for the Tigray Conflict in Ethiopia: An Evaluation of the Accountability Mechanisms”