Member, Expert Advisory Group

Solomon Dersso

Dr Solomon Ayele Dersso, a founding director of Amani Africa (Ethiopia-based pan-African policy research, training and consulting think tank working), is the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Union’s premier human rights body. At the African Commission, Dr Dersso serves as the focal point of the Commission both on transitional justice in Africa and on Human Rights in Conflict Situations. In this capacity, he led the elaboration of and drafted the two most recent African Union instruments on transitional justice – the AU Policy on Transitional Justice and the African Commission’s Study on Transitional Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights. Adjunct Professor at the College of Law and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University, Dr Dersso serves as editorial board member of various journals including the International Journal of Transitional Justice and the African Journal of Conflict Resolution. Apart from publishing regular opinion editorials on current affairs, Dr Dersso has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, reports and papers covering diverse subjects including international law, constitutional design, human rights and peace and security.