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Title: Finfine/Addis Ababa As The Capital City Of Oromiya National Regional State: The Rights, Practices, Challenges And Prospects
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Abera Degefa (Assistant Professor)
Terefe, Assefa
Keywords: Oromiya,Finfine,Regional state
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The study being reported here was intended to examine the scope and contents of the rights of Oromo people over Finfinne/Addis Ababa and to assess practices and challenges in the exercising these rights which have been specifically stipulated in the FDRE constitution and guaranteeing full freedom in the first and Revised Oromia Constitutions with its amendments. To achieve these objectives, secondary and primary data sources such as constitutions, international, regional, national and sub-national human right bills, books, literatures, journals, historical facts, and others including internet sources reviewed. Relevant experiences of other countries and interviews with purposefully select key informants were used. A critical evaluation of the data appears to show that the various rights of Oromo people over Finfinne/Addis Ababa are historically and legally justifiable. The study also indicated the rights have been fully recognized by the Oromia constitution but the FDRE Constitution has considered a couple of such rights as social services, utilization of natural resources and joint administrative matters, having ignored other substantive political autonomy rights/self-determination and Sovereignty of the Oromo nation over its capital city. Frustratingly, those few rights recognized have not been enacted due to lack of details merely promised to be provided later. In addition, the research revealed that the status and power vested in the city seems to be at odd with the experiences of countries advanced in multinational and/or multiethnic federalism. More importantly, the study suggested that the responsible organs of the federal government have failed to address the constitutional right of the indigenous Finfine Tulama Oromo, in particular and that of the Oromo nation, in general with respect to the city. Consequently, the attempt of the Oromia National Regional State has not produced significant results and thus all the lawful rights of the people over its capital city have remained unprotected and unimplemented. Finally, it was recommended that all legitimate rights of the Oromo nation over the city can be fully recognized and enacted without affecting the lawful services the city provides as federal capital city and without violating justifiable rights of the non-Oromo dwellers. In this regard, it was suggested that the Federal State and the Oromia National Regional State need to work
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