16 February 2016

Ethiopia: Supreme Court President Resigns

Supreme Court President, Judge Tegene Getaneh has resigned from his post, effective February 9, 2016. His resignation, officially communicated to the Judges' Administrative Council, cites health problems that render him unable to carry out his duties.

Sources close to the system contemplate other factors, including weak commitment to the good governance campaign.

Others, however, strongly argue the cause is highly related to the issue that called for the resignation of the High Court's President, Wubishet Tegene has served the judicial system in different positions.

He was appointed by the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2009. Before he became President, he had served as a judge both in the High Court and Supreme Court. His term in the highest post lasted for 7 years.

Tegene, was a few months away from his retirement age. He was born in Illubabor Zone, Mettu.

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