Meaza Ashenafi becomes President of Federal Supreme Court

Addis Ababa, November 1, 2018 (FBC) – The House of People’s Representative (HPR) today approved the appointment of President and Vice President of the Federal Supreme Court nominated by Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed.

Accordingly, the House unanimously approved the appointment of Meaza Ashenafi as President and Solomon Areda as Vice President.

They were sworn in to serve at the Court.

Meaza served as a Judge of the High Court of Ethiopia between 1989 and 1992. In 1993 she was appointed by the Ethiopian Constitution Commission as a legal adviser.

She founded the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA), and became its executive director.

Meaza has held a position with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

She helped lead the development of the first women’s bank in Ethiopia, Enat Bank, which was established in 2011 and as of 2016 chairs its board of directors.

Solomon Areda, a former judge, is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), an intergovernmental organization located at The Hague in the Netherlands. Source: FBC

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