(Addis Fortune)Menberetsehay Tadesse resigned from his post, effective June 8, 2010.
The resignation letter was submitted to the Federal Judicial Administration Commission on June 3, 2010. The official reason cited in the resignation letter was Menberetsehay's desire to pursue his personal interest of serving the country in study and research areas, which the Commission accepted.
Menberetsehay has been serving in his position for 14 years, beginning in 1996. Prior to that, he served as a judge of the Supreme Court for three years. He is currently finalising his doctoral studies on justice reform at a UK university.
Although the appointment of the president and vice president of the Federal Supreme Court is made by Parliament upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, the resignation is handled by the Federal Judicial Administration Commission, according to the general manager of the commission.