UN-HRC35: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia

UN-HCR35

To Permanent Representatives of
Members and Observer States of the
UN Human Rights Council
Geneva, 25 May 2017

RE: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia

Your Excellency,

The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to persistent and grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia and the pressing need to support the establishment of an independent, impartial and international investigation into atrocities committed by security forces to suppress peaceful protests and independent dissent.

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Thabo Mbeki's Speech, In Commemoration Of The 121st Anniversary Of The Battle Of Adwa, In Addis Ababa University

Thabo Mbeki.

Thabo Mbeki, the former President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union high level implementation panel for Sudan, address of the Patron Of The TMF (Thabo Mbeki Foundation), in commemoration of the 121st Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa at Addis Ababa University, Ras Mekonnen Hall on March 4, 2017, spoke of “Ethiopianism” as a symbol of resistance to injustice and colonialism.

Programme Director,

Distinguished participants,

Friends, comrades, ladies and gentlemen

I would like to thank the organisers of the important Commemoration of the 121st Anniversary of the historic Battle of Adwa for inviting me to join you here today, as I did at the memorable celebration at Adwa two days ago, where the important announcement was made that the Pan-African University will be established in Adwa.

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Living History in Ethiopia | HP

Students

By Don Mankin

The chanting of the two boys sitting under the tree reminded me of my Bar Mitzvah class over 60 years ago. The language was different - Amharic, not Hebrew - as was the religion - Ethiopian Orthodox, not Jewish - and the boys bore little resemblance to the pudgy, pasty pre-adolescent friends of my youth, but the sounds were eerily similar.

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