Abdi Jibril Ali was a PhD research fellow at Ghent University from 2015 till 2020. 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 examined regional protection of economic, social and cultural rights. The study focused 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 compared 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 Ali defended his research on 23 September 2020 online.
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