Ethiopian Constitution, Article 20(2) and (4) 

  • Accused persons have the right to be informed with sufficient particulars of the charge brought against them and to be given the charge in writing. 
  • Accused persons have the right to full access to any evidence presented against them, to examine witnesses testifying against them, to adduce or to have evidence produced in their own defence, and to obtain the attendance of and examination of witnesses on their behalf before the court. 

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 14 (3) (d) 

  • In the determination of any criminal charge against him, everyone shall be entitled to be tried in his presence, and to defend himself in person or through legal assistance of his own choosing; to be informed, if he does not have legal assistance, of this right; and to have legal assistance assigned to him, in any case where the interests of justice so require, and without payment by him in any such case if he does not have sufficient means to pay for it.