July 20, 2014
by Julie Deisher
An Ethiopian court on Friday charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence under Ethiopia's anti-terrorism law. The journalists, including six bloggers, were arrested in April and have been prevented from accessing their families or legal counsel since their arrests. According to ...[read more]
December 26, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
African leaders met Thursday in South Sudan for closed-door talks about ending the fighting that began in the country earlier this month. Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with South Sudan President Salva Kiir in the capital city of Juba with a ...[read more]
October 18, 2013
by Jason Kellam
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday that Ethiopian police investigators routinely use torture and other coercive methods to obtain statements and confessions from detainees in Addis Ababa's Maekelawi detention center. The Maekelawi detention center is used to house the country's political ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
In the wake of 9/11, Bush declared a "War on Terror," sparking US anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, the first military action in the War on Terror was launched against the ...[read more]
July 7, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On July 7, 2009, Ethiopian lawmakers passed a controversial anti-terrorism law proposed to address threats from internal rebel groups. Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed that the law was unconstitutional and ambiguous enough to have the potential to punish those who participate in political speech ...[read more]
June 17, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Zeray Yihdego of the University of Aberdeen Law School examines several legal issues arising from the dispute over the Blue Nile Dam between Egypt and Ethiopia...Egypt and Ethiopia are in a war of words concerning the damming of the Blue Nile. Ethiopia intends, and has ...[read more]
May 16, 2013
by G. Redd
A UN special reporter said Tuesday that the current situation in Eritrea warrants close scrutiny from the international community. Sheila Keetharuth made the statement based on her findings during a 10-day mission to obtain knowledge from refugees in Ethiopia and Djibouti. The total number of ...[read more]
November 12, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday elected 18 countries, including the US, to a three-year term on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) beginning January 1. The secret ballot election was held at the UN headquarters in New York, and the following UNGA members were elected to serve: Argentina, ...[read more]
September 18, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on Monday announced that it has implemented measures to monitor detention centers at federal and regional levels to ensure human rights protection according to the country's constitution. The EHRC will dispatch investigators who have the responsibility ...[read more]
August 15, 2012
by Max Slater
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the government of Ethiopia on Wednesday to release 17 prominent Muslim leaders who were arrested last month in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. HRW asserted that the Ethiopian government has used its anti-terrorism law as a tool to crack down on dissent, ...[read more]

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