Berihun Adugna Gebeye

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Berihun Adugna Gebeye is a Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Constitutional Law. Currently, he is a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford. His doctoral research is about how the interaction between liberal constitutional ideals and indigenous African legal and political systems influence the nature and practice of constitutional government in Africa.

Berihun received his LL.B. in Laws from Haramaya University, LL.M. in Human Rights Law from Addis Ababa University, and LL.M. in Human Rights with International Justice Specialization from Central European University. Prior to undertaking his doctoral research, he was a lecturer at the School of Law of Jigjiga University.

His publications in the field of comparative constitutional law, human rights, legal pluralism, and law and development appeared in the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Human Rights Review, Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law, Queen Mary Law Journal, African Studies Quarterly, Journal of Pastoralism, Oromia Law Journal, and Women in Society among others. He also presented his research at national and international conferences including at Oxford, Harvard, Queen Mary, and Wits.

His research interest is in the field of comparative constitutional law, human rights, legal theory, law and society, law and development, rule of law, anti-corruption, and African Union Law.


LL.M, Central European University
LL.M, Addis Ababa University
LL.B, Haramaya University