Addis Ababa – The Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the first-ever in the history of Ethiopia to hold senior government officials to account before the court of law.
The Constitution stipulates accountability in public offices and the supremacy of the rule of law as some of fundamental principles, said deputy assistant supreme prosecutor Mulugeta Ayalew.
Mulugeta told ENA other laws, regulations and directives have been put in place as offshoots of the constitution as mechanism to ensure government officials abide by the supreme law of the land.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to find any evidence of a legal instrument during the past regimes that held positions of authority to account.
Ratified in 1995, the FDRE Constitution has a third of its 106-Article provisions to human and democratic rights.