Mehari Taddele Maru

Migration Policy Centre (MPC)

Migration Governance, Refugee Protection, Africa

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Main research interests

  • Human rights and migration
  • Law and governance
  • Peace and security
  • Humanitarian effectiveness

Mehari Taddele Maru is a part-time professor at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the European University Institute (EUI), where he is also a member of the center’s advisory board.

Among various positions held, he is a Member of the Technical Committee of the Tana High-Level Security Forum, and the Lead Migration Expert and legal drafter in addition to his service as Chief Strategist on geopolitical, peace and security issues at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

With more than 20 years of working experience at the African Union (AU), Addis Ababa University, and other universities and think tanks, Mehari drafted various AU and IGAD blue print policy documents. He also prepared the Strategy for South Sudan Mediation and the Report of the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism of South Sudan, and facilitated various South Sudan peace negotiations.

His book The Kampala Convention and Its Contributions to International Law (Eleven International Publishing: The Hague 2014) examines the 2012 AU Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons. He has also published articles in reputable international and African journals.