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Abdi Jibril Ali

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Abdi Jibril's Bio

Abdi Jibril Ali is a PhD research fellow. He studied law at Haramaya University, Ethiopia. He completed his Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (2009) at University of Pretoria, South Africa. He also received a postgraduate diploma in international protection of human rights (2012) from Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

Before joining the Human Rights Centre, he was a lecturer at Haramaya University Faculty of Law (2006—2012) and Ethiopian Civil Service University Institute of Federalism (2012). He is assistant professor of human rights law at Addis Ababa University (since 2013).

Abdi Jibril Ali’s PhD research examines regional protection of economic, social and cultural rights. The study focuses on the actual and potential role of the African Union’s human rights system for effective legal protection of economic, social and cultural rights in Africa. It compares the African human rights system with the universal and Inter-American systems, and assesses the impact of the African system at the domestic level.

Abdi Jibril's Publications

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Abdi Jibril's Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor, School of Law, Addis Ababa University.
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programmes, College of Law and Governance Studies, Addis Ababa University.
  • Lecturer (October 2012 to March 2013), Institute of Federalism and Legal Studies, Ethiopian Civil Service University.
  • Lecturer (2006—2012), College of Law, Haramaya University.
    Associate Dean (March 2010 to December 2011), College of Law, Haramaya University.
  • Secretary of National Curriculum Implementation Committee, Justice and Legal System Research Institute.

Abdi Jibril's Education

University Degrees

  • LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (2009), University of Pretoria
  • LLB, Haramaya University, Ethiopia (November 2001 to July 2006)

Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken

  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Protection of Human Rights (August 2012), Åbo Akademi University (Finland).
  • Postgraduate diploma in Higher Education Teaching (2011), Haramaya University (Ethiopia)
  • Certificate in EU Project Cycle Management Training Programme (University of Pretoria, March 2009)
  • Certificate in Short Course in International Law (University of Pretoria, January 2009)
  • Certificate in Short Course on Socio-Economic Rights (University of Pretoria, March 2009)
  • Certificate in Short Course on Access to Medicine (University of Pretoria, May 2009)

Abdi Jibril's Sideline activities

  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ethiopian Law, Addis Ababa University (2014-2015).
  • Assistant Editor, Haramaya Law Review (2011)
  • Member, Ethiopian Lawyers’ Association
Abdi Jibril's work details
  • Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Working Hours: 09.00 h – 17.00 h
  • Office Hours: On appointment
Abdi Jibril's expertise
  • African Human Rights Law
  • Economic and Social Rights
  • International Human Rights Law


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