Knowledge for justice, empowering for progress
Justice Research and Training company founded by Dr. Menberetsehai Tadesse, former Deputy Chief Justice of the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia.
About DEMER Justice Research and Training
DEMERJustice Research and Training(DEMER) is a consulting firm for legal research and training that encapsulates a wealth of experience in the justice sector. Established in 2019 by a well-recognized expert in the justice sector, Dr Menberetsehai Tadesse (the former Deputy Chief Justice of the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia and former judge of the COMESA Court of Justice), DEMER specializes in justice and legal studies, dispute resolution, research, training and justice reform.
About The Founder
Dr Menberetsehai Tadesse
Dr. Menberetsehai Tadesse is the former Deputy Chief Justice of the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia and a former judge of the COMESA Court of Justice. He currently serves as a justice reform consultant in international and domestic courts and other government organs. He also teaches criminal justice in the post graduate program at Addis Ababa University. He has extensive knowledge and experience in justice reform and court modernization as well as in teaching, judicial education and justice research.
Assessment of Judicial Education in Africa
The assessment of judicial education in Africa, which was undertaken for the African Court of Justice, involved an evaluation of the current state of judicial education across Africa.
This included examining the availability and quality of judicial education programs, the institutions and organizations responsible for delivering these programs, and the extent to which these programs meet the needs of African judges and magistrates.
The assessment reviewed existing literature on judicial education in Africa, particularly studies and reports related to the African judiciary. This provided the foundation for the assessment and ensured that the findings and recommendations are grounded in existing research.
Court process Digitization
We were involved in court process digitization supported by ReNoStar, a German IT company. We provided support in the process of converting traditional
paper-based court systems into digital ones using modern technology. The project aimed to make court processes more efficient, accessible, and streamlined.
Judicial Mapping of the Federal Courts in Ethiopia
The Judicial Mapping Project for the Federal Courts in Ethiopia is focused on assessing the geographic distribution of the federal courts. The project sought to create a comprehensive overview of the federal judicial system,
, including an analysis of the structure, organization, and capacity of the courts. This helped in identifying gaps, challenges, and opportunities for improving the accessibility, efficiency, and effectiveness of the federal judicial system.
The project involved conducting research and data analysis, including a review of existing laws and regulations, court rules and procedures, and case management systems. The project also included consultations with stakeholders, including court presidents, judges, court staff, legal practitioners, and civil society organizations, to gather insights into the current status of the federal courts and to obtain feedback on potential reforms.