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Report from the Youth Consultation in Ethiopia on DGtrends

Report from the Youth Consultation in Ethiopia on DGtrends

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This concept paper
first asserts that the rule of law and constitutionalism can be accurately described in relating to AU
roles. Then, the rule of law and in the AU’s constitutional framework was noted in light of these
shared traits of democracy faired in our country over the last five years. An attempt at
distinguishing on the young people efforts in the democratic processes features of the AU rule of
law was described. Moreover, this paper employed young people views in elections and
constitutional participation of young people in electoral and democratic processes. Finally, it
suggests that a vital recommendation, the AU rule of law have progressively and rightfully become
a dominant national paradigm, a multifaceted of the rule of law and constitutionalism.
This concept paper
first asserts that the rule of law and constitutionalism can be accurately described in relating to AU
roles. Then, the rule of law and in the AU’s constitutional framework was noted in light of these
shared traits of democracy faired in our country over the last five years. An attempt at
distinguishing on the young people efforts in the democratic processes features of the AU rule of
law was described. Moreover, this paper employed young people views in elections and
constitutional participation of young people in electoral and democratic processes. Finally, it
suggests that a vital recommendation, the AU rule of law have progressively and rightfully become
a dominant national paradigm, a multifaceted of the rule of law and constitutionalism.

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AFRICA UNION
 
 YOUTH CONSULTATION YOUTH CONSULTATION YOUTH CONSULTATION YOUTH CONSULTATION ON THE ON THE ON THE ON THE
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ANNUAL HIGH LEVEL ANNUAL HIGH LEVEL ANNUAL HIGH LEVEL ANNUAL HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE DIALOGUE DIALOGUE DIALOGUE ON GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY INON GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY INON GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY INON GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA: AFRICA: AFRICA: AFRICA:  TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTSPROSPECTSPROSPECTSPROSPECTS
 DAKAR, SENEGAL, NOVEMBER 2013
 
THEME: ENHANCING CONSTITUTIONALISM AND RULE OF LAW IN AFRICA
Contact details:
Addis Ababa University, OSSREA Mr. Liranso Gebryohannes Email: lirea.psych@gmail.com Cell phone: +251 913206696 Facebook: facebook.com/lireapsych.gyohannes Website: http://www.aau.edu.et Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nov, 2013
 
 
Introduction
The rule of law is one amongst a number of principles that are together regarded as under-girding the Africa Union (AU) constitution and common to the AU Member countries. This concept paper first asserts that the rule of law and constitutionalism can be accurately described in relating to AU roles. Then, the rule of law and in the AU’s constitutional framework was noted in light of these shared traits of democracy faired in our country over the last five years. An attempt at distinguishing on the young people efforts in the democratic processes features of the AU rule of law was described. Moreover, this paper employed young people views in elections and constitutional participation of young people in electoral and democratic processes. Finally, it suggests that a vital recommendation, the AU rule of law have progressively and rightfully become a dominant national paradigm, a multifaceted of the rule of law and constitutionalism.
Background
Nowadays, Africa Union plays an important role in strengthening the constitutional democracy and the rule of law. For example, AU plays various creativities undertaken in the fields of human rights and constitution building. AU is also increasingly seeking to strengthen constitutional governance in their member countries by developing monitoring structures that discard and authorize unconstitutional transfers of power. In order to sanction unconstitutional transfers of power, the rule of law is a cornerstone of contemporary constitutional democracy as was underscored by its role in strengthening the constitutional democracy in Africa and elsewhere. In the broadest terms, the rule of law requires that the state only subject the citizenry to publicly promulgated laws that the member countries legislative function is separate from the adjudicative function and that no one within the polity is above the law. On the other hand, in the absence of the rule of law, contemporary constitutional democracy would be impossible. Beyond that, however, it is not clear what precise characteristics the rule of law must possess to help sustain constitutional democracy, what specific role it must assume to ensure a working constitutional democracy for young people, or how it might ultimately contribute to the legitimacy of constitutional democracy.
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 Furthermore, the constitutional practices for young people under the rule of law are vital. Though, constitutional democracy is subjected to discuss in clear setting. It does not necessarily follow from this, but, that constitutional democracy under the rule of law is always crucial or the best alternative. In some cases, constitutional democracy could be desirable manner. For example, in a close joined homogeneous society like Ethiopia that is deeply religious and ruled by esteemed leaders who are widely believed to have direct access to divine commands, a theocracy would plainly seem more appropriate than a constitutional democracy. In such a society, instructions and directions imparted by the religious leaders would be paramount, leaving little, if any, room for the rule of law. Therefore, the youth consultation on the 2
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 annual high level dialogue on democracy recognized the work and experiences of AU countries in rule of law, and constitutionalism. In the responsiveness of netting and understanding in greater detail the contributions and lessons of the rule of law and constitutional governance”.
The Current Scenario of Ethiopia
The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has undertaken measures that enable youth to be citizens with democratic outlook, professional competence, skill and ethics so that they can actively, efficiently and widely participate in and benefit from the country's ongoing activities that are aimed at attaining a democratic system and accelerated development. To this effect, the Government was established in such a way as to follow-up, direct and co-ordinate youth affairs at highest government structure level. Besides, the government believed that the active participation of all segments of the youth is an important element to bring about accelerated political, economic, social and cultural development of the country. Since the youth are not only receptive to new ideas but also have the potential capacity for creativity and productivity, they can play a major role in all sectors of development. In order to translate their potential energies and capabilities into fruitful action, however, they need favorable environment. If these conditions are not satisfied, they can immediately fall into the depth of desperation, neglect everything and can become passive observers of the activities undertaken in the society. Not only that, they will also be exposed to social evils. Fully cognizant of this, the government of Ethiopia has given special attention to addressing youth issues.
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