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Zewdu Mengesha Bashahider

Bahir Dar University School of Law
Joined February 2021
Interests: Access to Information, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Labor & Employment, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Zewdu earned his first degree in law from Bahir Dar University and his LLM in public international law from Addis Ababa University. Since 2010 he has been teaching law in Bahir Dar University. In addition to this, he worked on administrative tasks and community service mission of the law school. He was providing free legal aid service and giving legal expertise interviews with mass media agencies. He also served as Course chair for Public International Law and Human Right law related courses for three years. He serves the school as Coordinator of the LLM program on environment and land law. He was also the Legal advisor to Bahir Dar University Institutes of Technology and member of the managing council for one year. He was the one who coordinated the project based LLM program on Criminal Justice and human Right. Since 2018 he serving as a vice dean for graduate programs, research and community service. He has lot research publications on international watercourse, international environmental law, treaty law and human rights related matters.
He also participated as legal expert in the FDRE ministry of foreign affairs for the drafting and preparation of the 2nd Universal Periodic review report and that of the 5th and 6th national report of Ethiopia on African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights document. While working in the ministry he got the opportunity of drafting model bilateral agreements, Participate in different seminars and workshops in human right, Environment and Investment issues; and undertakes various researches on Public international law.
He is joining this network to get opportunity to meet like minded group who wish to conduct researches in collaboration and contribute my role in the legal empowerment of my community.

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