This four year $25 million rule of law project known as the Feteh (Justice in Amharic) Activity is designed to provide flexible, rapid response technical assistance to Ethiopia’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO), FSCE, and related government institutions involved in the legal and judicial reform process. Feteh also works closely with a host of civil society organizations (CSOs) and the media to ensure public input on democratic reforms and to improve citizen engagement and public consultation on proposed changes to the country’s legal and judicial framework. The project is funded by USAID.
In August 2020, the Activity was extended for an additional two years and six months. Pursuant to the extension, Feteh will continue to support the Ethiopian legal and justice reform process by providing technical assistance to select institutions, including Federal and Regional AGOs; Federal and Regional Supreme Courts; the House of People’s Representatives (HOPR); constitutionally mandated Democratic and Human Rights Institutions, such as the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, the Ethiopian Institution of the Ombudsman, and the Public Defender’s Office; and legal and academic institutions. Regional institutions receiving support will be selected in consultation with USAID and the Government of Ethiopia (GOE). Feteh will also provide grants to civil society organizations (CSOs) and media organizations to strengthen their ability to consult and engage the public in Ethiopia’s ongoing legal and judicial reform processes.