Category: Human Rights Journal

Why the Human Rights Movement Is Losing

Why the Human Rights Movement Is Losing

And How It Can Start Winning Again By Jack Snyder/FA July 21, 2022 The modern human rights movement has long presented itself as an idealistic crusade. In a world rife with bare-knuckle power politics and predation

Refugees International Concerned by Reports of Forced Movement of Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia

Refugees International Concerned by Reports of Forced Movement of Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia

Abdullahi Halakhe  July 17, 2022 [caption id="attachment_379696" align="alignnone" width="850"] An Eritrean refugee woman seats with a child at the door of a house at Mai Aini Refugee camp, in Ethiopia, on January 30, 2021. -

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) ‘extreme brutality’ in Ethiopia conflicts

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) ‘extreme brutality’ in Ethiopia conflicts

Ethiopia faces instability in several regions, notably Tigray where government forces and their allies have been mired in bloody conflict with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front rebel group since November 2020 ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopians have

Journalists critical of Ethiopian government being arrested

Journalists critical of Ethiopian government being arrested

A man holds a newspaper in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 November 2021, a day after a nationwide state of emergency was declared. EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images 11 media workers have been arrested in separate

Ethiopian rights body seeks release of 16 detained journalists

Ethiopian rights body seeks release of 16 detained journalists

Ethiopia’s state-appointed human rights body has called for the release of 16 journalists and media personnel after new arrests in recent days in the capital Addis Ababa and the restive region of Amhara. Press watchdogs

Ethiopia: A baby has been released after serving six days in prison

Ethiopia: A baby has been released after serving six days in prison

A few days ago, journalist Solomon was abducted by gunmen on his way home. Hearing of this embarrassment, the journalist went to the police station and ridiculed his sister, saying, "Until Solomon came"  I did

12 journalists, media personalities arrested in Bahir Dar, Addis Abeba in just Three days

12 journalists, media personalities arrested in Bahir Dar, Addis Abeba in just Three days

By Mahlet Fasil About a dozen journalists and media personalities were arrested in a span of three days, reports said. The arrests were made in Bahir Dar, the capital of the Amhara region, and Addis

TPLF Kills, Rapes Over 7,000 Innocent Civilians

TPLF Kills, Rapes Over 7,000 Innocent Civilians

[caption id="attachment_373371" align="aligncenter" width="634"] There has been sustained diplomatic pressure to end the conflict[/caption] The Terrorist TPLF forces executed and gang-raped over 7,000 innocent civilians in their short-lived occupation of the Amhara State, according to

Human Rights Commission tells lawmakers to “pay special attention” to rising rights abuse including extrajudicial killings, excessive use of force

Human Rights Commission tells lawmakers to “pay special attention” to rising rights abuse including extrajudicial killings, excessive use of force

By Getahun Tsegaye @GetahunTsegay12 Addis Abeba – Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) told lawmakers to pay “special attention” to the increasing level of human rights abuses in Ethiopia including extrajudicial killings, excessive use of force, random detentions, including extended

Speaking Truth to Power: United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch

Speaking Truth to Power: United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch

This message is prepared in consultation with members of the Executive Committee of OTAGE as a follow up to an earlier letter (attached below) sent to the UN Secretary General and the President of the

Because of a Facebook policy lapse, thousands were slain in Ethiopia

Because of a Facebook policy lapse, thousands were slain in Ethiopia

 by Kanika Batra Arora  April 27, 2022 For a long time, Facebook has been responsible for propagating hate speech on its platform, especially in the least developing and vulnerable countries. Even while it promises to restrict

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch  Report on Ethiopia’s Wolkait Region: Biased and Tendentious

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Report on Ethiopia’s Wolkait Region: Biased and Tendentious

We, the undersigned, strongly protest against the joint report of Amnesty International (“AI”) and Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued recently accusing the Federal Government of Ethiopia, the Amhara Regional Government and the Amhara militia and

Ethiopia: Time’s ticking for Ethiopia’s Red Terror trial in the Netherlands

Ethiopia: Time’s ticking for Ethiopia’s Red Terror trial in the Netherlands

26 APRIL 2022 BY THIJS BOUWKNEGT, FOR JUSTICEINFO.NET Last week, The Hague Appeals Court completed its long-awaited hearings on old war crimes in Ethiopia. With ongoing conflict in Tigray, the Derg’s “Red Terror” of four decades ago

American Photojournalist Describes Welkait as “Great Site of Mass Graves”

American Photojournalist Describes Welkait as “Great Site of Mass Graves”

Welkait is a great site of mass graves where thousands of people were massacred and buried by TPLF’s tyrannical administration during the past four decades, according to a prominent American photojournalist who visited the area.

Notes from Wartorn Ethiopia

Notes from Wartorn Ethiopia

[caption id="attachment_374468" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] SEKOTA, ETHIOPIA - APRIL 1[/caption] Internally Displaced Person camp in Ethiopia (Photo: Jemal Countess) BAR Contributing Editor Ann Garrison reports from Ethiopia. I’m writing from Ethiopia, where the war that began in

Rights groups’ report denies justice to TPLF’s atrocities victims

Rights groups’ report denies justice to TPLF’s atrocities victims

BY ABDUREZAK MOHAMMED The joint report of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) on war crimes and crimes against humanity around Welkait has aimed to deny justice to the victims of the terrorist

Amnesty International recent report on Ethiopia: why now?

Amnesty International recent report on Ethiopia: why now?

The Amhara people must come to terms to the glaring fact that the neocolonial west, led by none other than the English, is their permanent, mortal enemy and, therefore, must deal with anything and everything

Ethiopia to Examine Rights Groups’ Report on West Tigray

Ethiopia to Examine Rights Groups’ Report on West Tigray

Ethiopia's government has said it will carefully examine a scathing report by international rights groups that accuses its military and allied forces of gross rights abuses in Tigray region. But it also poured doubt on