Berihun Adugna Gebeye

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Berihun Adugna Gebeye is a Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Constitutional Law at Central European University. Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School and Practitioners-in-Residence at the Human Rights Institute. 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 has been a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford, UK, a Global Teaching Fellow at the University of Yangon, Myanmar, and a Lecturer at the School of Law of Jigjiga University, Ethiopia. He 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.

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

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