About EHRC

Our People

Abdi Jibril Ali, Dr.

Commissioner for Civil and Political and Socio-Economic Rights

Manyawkal Mekonnen

Director, Civil and Political Rights

Civil & Political Rights

The Civil and Political Rights program aims to ensure promotion, respect, and protection of a wide range of civil and political rights including freedom of association and movement; freedom of expression and access to information; right to life, liberty and security; right to equal protection before the law and access to effective judicial systems; right to participation in political life and freedom from discrimination and torture.

Through research/investigation and advocacy, effective promotion, and partnership with stakeholders, we advance civil and political rights as well as accountability for violations – a critical pillar for rule of law and a democratic society.