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Update on joint UN and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission investigation on Tigray

Between May 16-August 20, joint investigation team conducted investigations in Mekelle, Wukro, Samre, Alamata, Bora, Maichew, Dansha, Maikadra, Humera, Gondar, Bahir Dar, & Addis Ababa

Amhara Region: Discovery of bodies in Dabat Woreda

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is alarmed by the discovery of a large number of bodies in Chenna Kebele, Dabat Woreda of Gondar on September 07, 2021.

Benishangul-Gumuz Region: Detentions and unlawful arrests

19 women detained with their young children in Metekel zone in connection with ongoing security interventions

የሰብአዊ መብቶች ትምህርት በመደበኛ ትምህርት ሥርአተ-ትምህርት ውስጥ በአግባቡ ሊካተት ይገባል

የኢትዮጵያ ሰብአዊ መብቶች ኮሚሽን (ኢሰመኮ) ይህን ያመለከተው በአንደኛ እና ሁለተኛ ደረጃ ትምህርት ቤቶች የሰብአዊ መብቶች ትምህርት አሰጣጥን በተመለከተ ባከናወነው ባለ 55 ገጽ የዳሰሳ ጥናት ሪፖርት ላይ ነው።

ምስራቅ ወለጋ፡ የነዋሪዎችን ደኅንነት ለማረጋገጥ የአካባቢው የፀጥታ ኃይል ሊጠናከር ይገባል

ነሃሴ 12 ቀን 2013 ዓ.ም. በታጣቂዎች በተፈጸመው ጥቃት ከ150 በላይ ነዋሪዎች መገደላቸውን የአካባቢው ነዋሪዎችና ሌሎች ሰዎች ለኮሚሽኑ አስረድተዋል።

ኢሰመኮ በአማራ ክልል የባለሞያ ቡድን ሊያሰማራ ነው

በግጭቱ የተጎዱ አካባቢዎች ያለውን ሁኔታ ይመረምራል

EHRC deploying mission to Amhara region, urges all parties of the conflict to ensure civilian protection

The Commission has confirmed the identity of the members of the same family who were killed by a reported shelling by TPLF in Debre Tabor, South Gondar Zone on the afternoon of August 19, 2021.

EHRC deploys team to Afar region, urges all parties to uphold IHL obligations in wake of renewed hostilities in Amhara region

Alleged attacks resulted in killing of hundreds of IDPs, including children sheltered in health facilities & schools in Afar’s Galikoma kebele

Afar & Somali regions: Loss of life & displacement

Conflict flared up in Gedamaytu city on July 24

Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner of EHRC, speaks with journalists on the sidelines of a conference on women’s participation in elections.

.@EthioHRC Chief Commissioner @DanielBekele met with Congresswomen @RepKarenBass and @RepSaraJacobs to discuss human rights issues in #Ethiopia including the joint EHRC-UN investigation on #Tigray.

Ethiopian lawyer and Chief Commissioner of the @EthioHRC, @DanielBekele, has been awarded the 2021 German Africa Prize.

The human rights defender is being honored for his unceasing commitment to monitoring and speaking out against injustice. 👇
https://www.dw.com/en/german-africa-prize-2021-goes-to-ethiopian-rights-activist/a-59189323

For his commitment to human rights @DanielBekele receives the prize of the German Africa Foundation, which is being awarded annually to outstanding personalities from the African continent. https://twitter.com/_DASonline/status/1438090200295645185

EHRC on the News


Ethiopia’s human rights chief as war rages in Tigray: ‘we get accused by all ethnic groups’ – The Guardian

‘Former political prisoner Daniel Bekele has made the commission more autonomous’

Ethiopia’s human rights chief: ‘It’s not an easy ride for us. We get a lot of heat ’ – Financial Times

‘Lawyer and activist Daniel Bekele has led investigations of atrocities while navigating a complex political situation’

Restoring Humanitarian Access in Ethiopia

Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner of Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, takes part in CSIS Africa panel for discussion on challenges to humanitarian access in Tigray