Mehari Taddele Maru, Dr

With more than 18 or so years of management and professional working experience in the African Union (AU), Addis Ababa University, and other think tanks with programmes on peace and security, law and governance, strategy and management, human rights, humanitarian and migration issues, Dr Mehari drafted AU and IGAD various blue print policy documents on migration, peace and security, governance, and humanitarian effectiveness, including AU Border Governance Strategy, Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness, Common African Position on Migration and Development, AU Commission Initiative Against Trafficking (AU.COMMIT), and AU Migration Action Plan (2008-2012), Framework for AU-RECs cooperation on African Governance Architecture (AGA), IGAD Strategy for South Sudan Mediation, Report of the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism of South Sudan, the IGAD State of the Region Report, the IGAD Peace and Security Strategy 2020, the State of Peace and Security in IGAD, IGAD Migration Action Plan (IMAP), the Migration Priorities programme for East and Southern Africa and re-drafted the IGAD Protocol for Free Movement of Persons. 

Published by a globally respected legal and academic publisher (Eleven International Publishing based in The Hague, Netherlands), his recent book entitled The Kampala Convention and Its Contributions to International Law examines the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (known as the Kampala Convention), which entered into force on 6 December 2012.  Dr Mehari has also published several articles in reputable international and African journals. Website:

Works by this author

The Nile Rivalry and Its Peace and Security Implications: What Can the African Union Do?

IN DEPTH: Unpacking Ethiopia's revised refugee law

The AU Reform Agenda: What areas of Reform are most Transformational and of the highest return for the Continent?

The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: What Africa should demand from the World and from Itself

A Regional Power in the Making: Ethiopian Diplomacy in the Horn of Africa

South Sudan: National Constitutive Dialogue as the only Way Forward towards a Viable Democratic Constitutional State

Ethiopia's Policy Towards the AU: Time to Look Beyond Unique Contributions & Special Responsibilities

No End in Sight for South Sudan’s Crisis

Ethiopia's Regional Diplomacies: A Dominant Interpretation of the Horn of Africa

The Crisis in South Sudan and Its Implications for Ethiopia