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Warwick PhD Programme

As part of the Ethiopia Capacity Building Project entered into between Warwick Law School and the Higher Education Strategy Centre of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Eighteen students from Ethiopia are currently registered with the University of Warwick for the degree of PhD.

Under the PhD programme the students, many of whom are university lecturers or members of the judiciary, remain resident in Ethiopia but visit Warwick annually for a four or five week residency during which time they work intensively with their supervisors.

The research being undertaken by the students will contribute significantly to the available literature on law in Ethiopia particularly from a Law in Development perspective. Full details of the various research projects being undertaken by the students can be found on the Student Profile and e-portfolio pages.

Current Research Profiles

Warwick Residency Programme



Current Research Topics

  • Biodiversity
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Law in Development
  • Restorative Justice
  • Investment and the Environment
  • Privatisations and Collective Bargaining
  • Transitional Justice
  • Socio-Economic Impact of judicial Decisions
  • Morality of HIV testing
  • Right to Development
  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • Traditional and State Justice Systems
  • Rural Land Tenure
  • Plea-Bargaining
  • Co-operative Societies