The Crime of Genocide in Ethiopian Criminal Law: Analysis of Its Definition and Scope in Light of International Criminal Law

Diriba Adugna Tulu


The purpose of this paper is to analysis the definition and scope of the crime of Genocide under Ethiopian criminal law in light of GC and ICC Statute. The paper is normative legal research by using statute, case, and conceptual approaches. The legal material analysis technique is done by the qualitative method of interpretation. The result showed that the definition of the crime of genocide and scope of possible victims provided under Ethiopian criminal law is wider than what is stated under the international criminal law.

Keywords: Genocide Convention, ICC Statute, Ethiopian Penal Code, Penal Code, FDRE Criminal code.

DOI: 10.7176/IAGS/82-02

Publication date:May 31st 2020

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