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13 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1 (2005)
Comparing Human Rights in Two Ethiopian Constitutions: The Emperor's and the Republic's - Cucullus Non Facit Monachum

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COMPARING HUMAN RIGHTS IN TWO
ETHIOPIAN CONSTITUTIONS: THE
EMPEROR'S AND THE REPUBLIC'S -
CUCULLUS NON FACIT MONACHUM*
Minasse Haile **
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION ............................................. 2
II. BACKGROUND .............................................. 8
III. CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED ............................ 12
A .  E lections  ...........................................  12
1.  The Emperor's Constitutions ..................        12
a. The First Constitution of 1931 - Popular
Participation in Electing the Chamber of
D eputies ...................................    14
b. The Constitution of 1955 ..................       15
1)  The Chamber of Deputies .............        15
2)   The  Senate  ............................   16
3)  Powers of Parliament ..................      16
2.   The TPLF Constitution ........................       19
a. The Two Federal Houses ..................         20
b. The Powers of the TPLF Parliament ......          22
B. Freedom of Speech and Press .....................          23
IV. LIMITATIONS UPON THE GOVERNMENT ................               25
A. Limitations Imposed by Treaties and Other
International Instruments ..........................      25
1. The Status of Treaties under the Emperor's
Constitution  ....................................   26
* The Cowl does not make the friar. Webster's Dictionary Unabridged, 2nd Ed.
(1979), Supplement at 77. The equivalent expression in the Amharic language is: Kob
yechane hulu melekuse aydelem.
** Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Ph.D., 1961, M.A., 1957, J.D.
1954, Columbia University; B.A. University of Wisconsin; Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Ethiopia, 1971-1974; Ambassador of Ethiopia to the United States, 1968-1971; Minister of
Information & Tourism, 1965-1968; Chairman of the Emperor's Cabinet, 1962-1968; Civil
Service Commissioner, 1961-1962; Legal Advisor, Government of Ethiopia, 1961.

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