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​​​Ethiopia: Victims Betrayed After States Failed To Continue Un Accountability Mechanism (AI)

Ethiopia _ Human Rights
Source : https://www.pgaction.org/

Amnestry International
Press Release 

By failing to extend the mandate of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) despite its warnings of an “acute risk of further atrocities”, member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) have extinguished the only credible avenue for independent international investigations and oversight on Ethiopia – a key source of hope for victims and survivors seeking justice and accountability.

 Member states of the HRC looked away from Ethiopia’s ongoing2 human rights crisis as the deadline for formal tabling of resolutions at the ongoing 54th session of the HRC elapsed on 4 October 2023. Without a resolution to extend its mandate ICHREE will have to end its work.

 On 3 October 2023, ICHREE issued a detailed analysis laying down evidence and trends indicating an “acute risk of further atrocity crimes in Ethiopia.” 3 The commission also presented its report to the HRC on 18 September 2023, detailing how conflict-related abuses are no longer limited to the Tigray region and that they have escalated to a “national scale.”

 ICHREE’s report also emphasized that the Government of Ethiopia has failed to effectively investigate violations and that it had initiated a flawed transitional justice consultation process.

The grave human rights crisis in Ethiopia has already affected millions and poses further serious threats to people throughout the country. ICHREE asserted that the risk might extend “to the State as well as regional stability and the enjoyment of human rights in East Africa”6. The decision to not continue UN investigations into ongoing rights abuses, amid a sweeping national state of emergency and warnings by the ICHREE is a gross betrayal of victims and survivors.

 UN member states ignored pleas by victims, survivors and civil society to extend ICHREE, in the absence of credible alternatives at the national or regional levels. On 13 June 2023 the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights prematurely terminated the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry into the situation in the Tigray Region of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia (CoI). The CoI never issued a report or a statement about its investigations in Ethiopia. At the domestic level Ethiopia does not have adequate legal frameworks or credible accountability processes to address severe human rights violations and crimes under international law.

 In December 2021, the European Union (EU) led the initiative to establish ICHREE at the HRC and continued to lead subsequent initiatives on ICHREE. The ICHREE has a key role to play in international oversight, early warning and prevention within the UN system. The EU’s decision to ignore the UN’s warnings and abandon the only independent, credible international investigative mechanism on Ethiopia, is shameful.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. QUOTE: ” Member states of the HRC looked away from Ethiopia’s ongoing 2 human rights crisis as the deadline for formal tabling of resolutions at the ongoing 54th session of the HRC elapsed on 4 October 2023. Without a resolution to extend its mandate ICHREE will have to end its work.” UNQUOTE

    Humble Opinion, 7 Oct 2023
    a). If “Member States looked away from Ethiopia ” then Ethiopia is given an “OPPORTUNITY”, to prove to itself the
    validity of its ancient independent free Black African Country around the Globe

    b). Are Ethiopians ready to prove their status to THEMSELVES and be humanly proud in front of the Universe.?

    c). Are Ethiopians of the 21st Century ready to defend the proud history of Ethiopia, cemented by glorious heroes of the
    past?

    d). Do Ethiopians of the current era have the well known guts and affection to save Ethiopia ???????

    e) Or are they miraculously happy in their respective racial groups and wind-up being a country of beggars, for infinity?

    f). IT IS YOUR CHOICE to FAIL, and YOUR CHOICE ONLY, ON WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.
    —————THE END ————

  2. United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) is a political tool of the West and very selective of its reporting only attacking poor nations or the global south in general.

  3. Humble Opinion, 9 ct. 202

    a). What I LOVE. about the Ethiopian NAMES is the MEANING.

    b). ‘Dereje’ is one of the PERFECT names

    c). But Alas, I am VERY SAD to see Ethiopia heading to ‘disintegration’.

    d). Does that mean all the so-called ‘modern’ eduction of the WEST has gone down to the ‘gutter’ ?!?!!

    e). PLEASE ETHIOPIA, COME UP TO YOUR SENSES.

    f). And save the admirable Country, named Ethiopia, to its sanity and historical admiration by the whole World.

    g). YES! — to repeat — Ethiopia has the RICHEST history around the Globe — that no body can deny.

    h). The question is: What happens now ???????????????????????

    ————– VERY SAD TO QUESTION THE SANITY OF ETHIOPIA —————

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