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  •   Three UN appointed independent human rights experts returned from Ethiopia on Tuesday after working to negotiate access to areas important for investigations The United Nations International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia is mandated to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law Specifically it will investigate the violations of international humanitarian law and international refugee law in the state of Ethiopia committed on November 3 2020 by all parties to the conflict in the Tigray region Access Meeting Initially created by the Human Rights Council on December 17 2021 the three member Commission composed of Kaari Betty Murungi chair Steven Ratner and Radhika Coomaraswamy concluded a five day visit to the country where met with the Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Justice and other senior government officials Members hoped that their meetings with officials would result in immediate and full access to visiting sites as well as their ability to collect testimonies The Commission is also tasked with providing guidance and recommendations on technical assistance to the Ethiopian government on transitional justice issues including accountability reconciliation and healing In addition members met with members of the National Dialogue Commission and Interministerial Working Group the Ethiopian National Human Rights Commission civil society diplomats and UN agencies and staff in Ethiopia to discuss the current situation of human rights in the country The investigation continues The Commission presented its first update to the Council on 30 June 2022 after UN appointed investigators announced that they had launched an investigation into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in the Oromia region of Ethiopia Speaking on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council in Geneva at the time Ms Murungi said that while she continued her work investigating rights abuses related to the conflict in Ethiopia s northern Tigray region that erupted in November 2020 the Commission had received reports of killings in western Oromia Despite many other conflicts around the world Ms Murungi had emphasized that the world must not ignore what is happening in Ethiopia The continued spread of violence fueled by hate speech and incitement to ethnic and gender based violence are early warning indicators of new heinous crimes against innocent civilians especially women and children who are most vulnerable The Commission is scheduled to present a written report to the human rights body on this trip during its next session in September 2022 The Geneva based UN Human Rights Council appoints special rapporteurs and independent experts to examine and report on about a specific human problem issue of rights or the situation of a country The charges are fees and the experts are not paid for their work
    United Nations delegation returns from a fact-finding mission on human rights in Ethiopia
      Three UN appointed independent human rights experts returned from Ethiopia on Tuesday after working to negotiate access to areas important for investigations The United Nations International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia is mandated to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law Specifically it will investigate the violations of international humanitarian law and international refugee law in the state of Ethiopia committed on November 3 2020 by all parties to the conflict in the Tigray region Access Meeting Initially created by the Human Rights Council on December 17 2021 the three member Commission composed of Kaari Betty Murungi chair Steven Ratner and Radhika Coomaraswamy concluded a five day visit to the country where met with the Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Justice and other senior government officials Members hoped that their meetings with officials would result in immediate and full access to visiting sites as well as their ability to collect testimonies The Commission is also tasked with providing guidance and recommendations on technical assistance to the Ethiopian government on transitional justice issues including accountability reconciliation and healing In addition members met with members of the National Dialogue Commission and Interministerial Working Group the Ethiopian National Human Rights Commission civil society diplomats and UN agencies and staff in Ethiopia to discuss the current situation of human rights in the country The investigation continues The Commission presented its first update to the Council on 30 June 2022 after UN appointed investigators announced that they had launched an investigation into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in the Oromia region of Ethiopia Speaking on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council in Geneva at the time Ms Murungi said that while she continued her work investigating rights abuses related to the conflict in Ethiopia s northern Tigray region that erupted in November 2020 the Commission had received reports of killings in western Oromia Despite many other conflicts around the world Ms Murungi had emphasized that the world must not ignore what is happening in Ethiopia The continued spread of violence fueled by hate speech and incitement to ethnic and gender based violence are early warning indicators of new heinous crimes against innocent civilians especially women and children who are most vulnerable The Commission is scheduled to present a written report to the human rights body on this trip during its next session in September 2022 The Geneva based UN Human Rights Council appoints special rapporteurs and independent experts to examine and report on about a specific human problem issue of rights or the situation of a country The charges are fees and the experts are not paid for their work
    United Nations delegation returns from a fact-finding mission on human rights in Ethiopia
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    United Nations delegation returns from a fact-finding mission on human rights in Ethiopia

    Three UN-appointed independent human rights experts returned from Ethiopia on Tuesday after working to negotiate access to areas important for investigations.

    The United Nations International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia is mandated to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law.

    Specifically, it will investigate the violations of international humanitarian law and international refugee law in the state of Ethiopia committed on November 3, 2020 by all parties to the conflict in the Tigray region.

    Access Meeting Initially created by the Human Rights Council on December 17, 2021, the three-member Commission, composed of Kaari Betty Murungi (chair), Steven Ratner and Radhika Coomaraswamy, concluded a five-day visit to the country where met with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and other senior government officials.

    Members hoped that their meetings with officials would result in “immediate and full access to visiting sites” as well as their ability to collect testimonies.

    The Commission is also tasked with providing guidance and recommendations on technical assistance to the Ethiopian government on transitional justice issues, including accountability, reconciliation and healing.

    In addition, members met with members of the National Dialogue Commission and Interministerial Working Group, the Ethiopian National Human Rights Commission, civil society, diplomats, and UN agencies and staff in Ethiopia to discuss the current situation of human rights in the country.

    The investigation continues The Commission presented its first update to the Council on 30 June 2022 after UN-appointed investigators announced that they had launched an investigation into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.

    Speaking on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council in Geneva at the time, Ms. Murungi said that while she continued her work investigating rights abuses related to the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region that erupted in November 2020, the Commission had received reports of killings in western Oromia.

    Despite many other conflicts around the world, Ms. Murungi had emphasized that the world must not ignore what is happening in Ethiopia.

    "The continued spread of violence, fueled by hate speech and incitement to ethnic and gender-based violence, are early warning indicators of new heinous crimes against innocent civilians, especially women and children, who are most vulnerable."

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    The Commission is scheduled to present a written report to the human rights body on this trip during its next session in September 2022.

    The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council appoints special rapporteurs and independent experts to examine and report on about a specific human problem.

    issue of rights or the situation of a country.

    The charges are fees and the experts are not paid for their work.

  •  Three UN appointed independent human rights experts returned from Ethiopia on Tuesday after working to negotiate access to areas important for investigations The UN International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia is mandated to conduct a thorough and impartial probe into allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law Specifically it will investigate violations of international humanitarian law and international refugee law in Ethiopia state committed on November 3 2020 by all parties to the conflict in the Tigray region Initially created by the Human Rights Council on December 17 2021 the three member commission comprised of Kaari Betty Murungi Chair Steven Ratner and Radhika Coomaraswamy UN Human Rights Office of the Higher Commissioner in a statement stated that the three member has concluded a five day visit to the country where they met with the Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Justice and other senior government officials The members hoped that their meetings with the officials would result in immediate and absolute access to visit sites as well as their ability to gather testimonials The commission is also tasked with providing guidance and recommendations on technical assistance to the Ethiopian Government on transitional justice including accountability reconciliation and healing Additionally the members met with members of the National Dialogue Commission and Inter Ministerial Task Force the Ethiopia National Human Rights Commission civil society diplomats and UN agencies and staff in Ethiopia to discuss the current human rights situation in the country The Commission presented its first update to the Council on 30 June 2022 after the UN appointed investigators announced that they d launched a probe into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in Ethiopia s Oromia region Speaking on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council in Geneva at that time Murungi said that as it continued its work investigating rights abuses linked to conflict in Ethiopia s northern Tigray region that flared in November 2020 the Commission had received reports of killings in Western Oromia Despite many other conflicts around the world Murungi had stressed that the world must not ignore what was happening in Ethiopia The ongoing spread of violence fuelled by hate speech and incitement to ethnic based and gender based violence are early warning indicators of further atrocity crimes against innocent civilians especially women and children who are more vulnerable The Commission is scheduled to submit a written report to the human rights body on this trip during its next session in September 2022 Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation The positions are honorary and the experts are not paid for their work NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN delegation returns from human rights fact-finding mission in Ethiopia
     Three UN appointed independent human rights experts returned from Ethiopia on Tuesday after working to negotiate access to areas important for investigations The UN International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia is mandated to conduct a thorough and impartial probe into allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law Specifically it will investigate violations of international humanitarian law and international refugee law in Ethiopia state committed on November 3 2020 by all parties to the conflict in the Tigray region Initially created by the Human Rights Council on December 17 2021 the three member commission comprised of Kaari Betty Murungi Chair Steven Ratner and Radhika Coomaraswamy UN Human Rights Office of the Higher Commissioner in a statement stated that the three member has concluded a five day visit to the country where they met with the Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Justice and other senior government officials The members hoped that their meetings with the officials would result in immediate and absolute access to visit sites as well as their ability to gather testimonials The commission is also tasked with providing guidance and recommendations on technical assistance to the Ethiopian Government on transitional justice including accountability reconciliation and healing Additionally the members met with members of the National Dialogue Commission and Inter Ministerial Task Force the Ethiopia National Human Rights Commission civil society diplomats and UN agencies and staff in Ethiopia to discuss the current human rights situation in the country The Commission presented its first update to the Council on 30 June 2022 after the UN appointed investigators announced that they d launched a probe into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in Ethiopia s Oromia region Speaking on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council in Geneva at that time Murungi said that as it continued its work investigating rights abuses linked to conflict in Ethiopia s northern Tigray region that flared in November 2020 the Commission had received reports of killings in Western Oromia Despite many other conflicts around the world Murungi had stressed that the world must not ignore what was happening in Ethiopia The ongoing spread of violence fuelled by hate speech and incitement to ethnic based and gender based violence are early warning indicators of further atrocity crimes against innocent civilians especially women and children who are more vulnerable The Commission is scheduled to submit a written report to the human rights body on this trip during its next session in September 2022 Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation The positions are honorary and the experts are not paid for their work NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UN delegation returns from human rights fact-finding mission in Ethiopia
    Foreign2 months ago

    UN delegation returns from human rights fact-finding mission in Ethiopia

    Three UN-appointed independent human rights experts returned from Ethiopia on Tuesday after working to negotiate access to areas important for investigations.

    The UN International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia is mandated to conduct a thorough and impartial probe into allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law.

    Specifically, it will investigate violations of international humanitarian law and international refugee law in Ethiopia state committed on November 3, 2020 by all parties to the conflict in the Tigray region.

    Initially created by the Human Rights Council on December 17, 2021, the three-member commission  comprised of Kaari Betty Murungi (Chair), Steven Ratner and Radhika Coomaraswamy.

    UN Human Rights Office of the Higher Commissioner, in a statement, stated that the three-member has concluded a five-day visit to the country where they met with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice, and other senior government officials.

    The members hoped that their meetings with the officials would result in “immediate and absolute access to visit sites” as well as their ability to gather testimonials.

    The commission is also tasked with providing guidance and recommendations on technical assistance to the Ethiopian Government on transitional justice, including accountability, reconciliation, and healing.

    Additionally, the members met with members of the National Dialogue Commission and Inter-Ministerial Task Force, the Ethiopia National Human Rights Commission, civil society, diplomats, and UN agencies and staff in Ethiopia to discuss the current human rights situation in the country.

    The Commission presented its first update to the Council on 30 June 2022 after the UN-appointed investigators announced that they’d launched a probe into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.

    Speaking on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council in Geneva at that time, Murungi said that as it continued its work investigating rights abuses linked to conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region that flared in November 2020, the Commission had received reports of killings in Western Oromia.

    Despite many other conflicts around the world, Murungi had stressed that the world must not ignore what was happening in Ethiopia.

    “The ongoing spread of violence, fuelled by hate speech and incitement to ethnic-based and gender-based violence, are early-warning indicators of further atrocity crimes against innocent civilians, especially women and children who are more vulnerable”.

    The Commission is scheduled to submit a written report to the human rights body on this trip during its next session in September 2022. Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation.

    The positions are honorary and the experts are not paid for their work.

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