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Legal Analysis of Ethiopia’s State of Emergency

Legal Analysis of Ethiopia’s State of Emergency

Summary On October 9, 2016, the Ethiopian government announced a country-wide six-month state of emergency. This followed a year of widespread protests against government policies that state security forces violently…

Ethiopian Runner Calls on US to Push for Human Rights in His Country

Ethiopian Runner Calls on US to Push for Human Rights in His Country

Feyisa Lilesa, the Ethiopian silver medalist in the marathon at last month’s Rio Olympics, was in Washington this week, calling on the U.S. Congress to take action in solidarity with…

Ethiopian Paralympic athlete Tamiru Demisse in new finishing line protest against oppressive regime

Ethiopian Paralympic athlete Tamiru Demisse in new finishing line protest against oppressive regime

1500m runner echoes protest of fellow countryman Feyisa Lilesa, who has now fled to the US A runner has become the latest Ethiopian athlete to stage a political protest in…

Joint letter to UN Human Rights Council on Ethiopia

Joint letter to UN Human Rights Council on Ethiopia

Geneva, 8 September 2016 To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council RE: Addressing the escalating human rights crisis in Ethiopia Your Excellency, The…

Groups Urge UN Human Rights Council Over Ethiopia Protests

More than a dozen rights groups have written to the U.N. Human Rights Council urging an immediate halt to “excessive” use of force by Ethiopian security forces. The letter dated…

No Emergency Trust Fund money goes to Ethiopian government, Commission stresses – EurActiv

No Emergency Trust Fund money goes to Ethiopian government, Commission stresses – EurActiv

No monies from the EU’s flagship Emergency Trust Fund (ETF) for Africa goes to the Ethiopian government or its agencies, the Commission stressed yesterday (6 September), as human rights groups…

DEATH TOLL, TENSION RISE FOLLOWING PM HAILEMARIAM’S ORDERS FOR MILITARY TO TAKE MEASURES IN AMHARA REGION

DEATH TOLL, TENSION RISE FOLLOWING PM HAILEMARIAM’S ORDERS FOR MILITARY TO TAKE MEASURES IN AMHARA REGION

Several people are reported to have been killed in various parts of the Amhara regional state in Northern Ethiopia, where an ongoing protest by the people is intensifying. The VOA…

Human rights abuses in Ethiopia require congressional action

Human rights abuses in Ethiopia require congressional action

Last week, Secretary John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of East African nations in Kenya to discuss the fighting in South Sudan and the U.S.-backed African Union battle against…

Ethiopia: Civil society groups urge international investigation into ongoing human rights violations

Ethiopia: Civil society groups urge international investigation into ongoing human rights violations

A group of civil society organizations are calling for an independent and impartial international investigation into human rights violations in Ethiopia, including the unlawful killing of peaceful protesters and a…

Ethiopians Shave Heads to Mourn Fallen in Oromia, Amhara

Ethiopians Shave Heads to Mourn Fallen in Oromia, Amhara

As protests continued to engulf parts of Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromia regions this month, citizens have been shaving their heads as a sign of solidarity with jailed opposition leaders. People…