EHRC on the News
Fear of imprisonment and retaliation silences Ethiopia’s human rights defenders and critics of the government. The Institute’s partner organisation, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) keeps calling on the parties to the conflict.
By August 2021, more than 1.7 million people were internally displaced in Tigray, while Afar and Amhara regional states have also been affected, with fighting continuing to expand in these regions.
EHRC on the News
A conversation with Dr Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and Winner of the German Africa Award 2021
The Commission also wishes to place particular emphasis on the need to include the voices of women and girls during all stages of ongoing and planned peacemaking and cessation of hostilities.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched on November 20, 2021 a new social media hashtag called #KeepWordSafe (#ጤናማቃላት in Amharic).
Statement of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on the “Human Rights Situation in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia”
Statement of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on the “Human Rights Situation in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia” delivered on the Occasion of the 69th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights – held between November 15 and December 5, 2021.
I am honoured and humbled by the award from Germany. It definitely is a difficult time for Ethiopia, but the award is also a recognition of the efforts of institutions and human rights workers like me who are trying to work in a very difficult situation.
Ethiopian lawyer Daniel Bekele is being honored for his commitment towards defending human rights. The current head of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission grew up in the midst of a brutal military dictatorship, and has vowed to speak out and fight back against injustice.
The report is an important step for accountability and justice for those affected.