Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

Sociology and Criminology-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4435


Sileshi Walelign Kebede

Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Review   
    Ethiopian Accused’s Right to Speedy Trials: the Case of North Gondar Zone
    Author(s): Sileshi Walelign Kebede*

    Not only should justice be efficient and effective, but it should also be timely, meaning that the trial should be concluded as quickly as possible. The right to a speedy trial is one of the fundamental rights of accused persons under international and national law. Delays in the criminal justice system jeopardize justice in general, since quick trials are linked to better outcomes. It has a significant impact on the accused's socioeconomic and family rights. A defendant in a criminal case has a right to a speedy trial under the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopian constitution even though it provides no definition for it. This article is designed to explore the practical implementation of the right to speedy trials of accused persons in Ethiopia, specifically in the North Gondar Zone. In some instances, the accused may be released free after so many days passing in jail and our c.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2375-4435.21.9.213

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