Regional Meeting on the Establishment of an Alert and Reporting Mechanism on Torture and other Ill-treatment to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) participated in the Regional Meeting on the Establishment of an Alert and Reporting Mechanism on Torture and other Ill-treatment to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) held from 27- 29 May, 2022, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Appalled by reports last week of killings in Gambella and Oromia in #Ethiopia. Violence against civilians is unacceptable and undermines efforts to win lasting peace. I support @EthioHRC’s call for the protection of civilians.
Horrified by recent violent attacks in western #Ethiopia. This hampers national reconciliation prospects. We echo the call from the @EthioHRC for protection of civilians and urge all actors to end the violence and take steps towards peace. Accountability must be ensured.
We appreciate the Chief Commissioner of Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, Dr. Daniel Bekele for visiting our office. We had a fruitful discussion on strengthening the Center and our work towards the promotion and protection of Human Rights Defenders in Ethiopia. pic.twitter.com/gPqA8DArL4
At least 200 civilians killed in western Ethiopia, say reports and officials – CNN
The attack on the town of Gimbi was connected to fighting between government forces and the OLA, according to a statement from the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC told CNN Monday that the assault has left “scores of people injured, villages destroyed, and entire communities traumatized.”
Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an independent federal state body established as per the Federal Constitution and reporting to House of People’s Representatives as a national human rights institution with the mandate for promotion and protection of human rights. (Article 55/14 of FDRE Constitution cum Proclamation No. 210/2000, as amended by Proclamation No. 1224/2020)