Israel Drapkin & Emilio Viano
The purpose of this paper is to review developments which have occurred in the victim’s role in criminal prosecutions under Ethiopian law. In contrast to the penal laws of modern Western states, which define a wide range of wrongful conduct as offensive to the state itself, the traditional Ethiopian law of wrongs viewed relatively few offenses thus. For the most part, the state confined itself to legitimating and assisting the victim’s own efforts to obtain redress.
Stanley Z. Fisher,
The Victim's Role in Criminal Prosecutions in Ethiopia,
Victimology: A New Focus, Volume III: Crimes, Victims, and Justice
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