Fessha, Yonatan T.

University of the Western Cape

Yonatan T. Fessha is professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape. His research interests include constitutional law and human rights. His teaching and research focuses on examining the relevance of constitutional design in dealing with the challenges of divided societies. He has published widely on matters pertaining to but not limited to federalism, constitutional design, autonomy and politicised ethnicity. His publications include books on “Ethnic diversity and federalism: Constitution making in South Africa and Ethiopia” and ‘Courts and federalism in Africa: Design and impact in comparative perspective’. He was a Michigan Grotius Research Scholar.