Human rights were among the first casualties of the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. While both sides continue to accuse each other of atrocities, independent organizations find it increasingly difficult to monitor abuses.
Agence France-Presse on the EHRC report on violations of human rights and International humanitarian law in Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia
Strong commitment of all actors indispensable to obtain justice for victims and rehabilitation of areas affected by the conflict
“As of February 16, 2020, some 920 households are said to have reached Semera where they are seeking protection and humanitarian assistance."
Amhara region The violations and abuses may amount to war crimes
Report covered period from 3 Nov 2020 to 28 June 2021; joint probe conducted from 16 May to 31 August 2021
Reports state allegations of deliberate attacks against civilians including shelling, house to house searches & killings, looting & destruction of infrastructure
"The joint investigation by EHRC & UN Human Rights Office into alleged violations committed by all parties to the conflict in Tigray has concluded its field work & the team is currently analysing the full range of information collected."
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.
Amhara region - boy 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.