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IPIS Briefing March 2021 – Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

Ethiopian police arrest 359 for suspected murder and illicit arms trade | 29 March 2021 | Xinhua The Ethiopian Federal Police Commission disclosed the arrest of 359 people on suspicion of murder, illicit arms trade, money laundering and auto theft, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Sunday. Scale of Tigray horror adds to pressure on Ethiopian […]

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Ethiopia: Persistent, credible reports of grave violations in Tigray underscore urgent need for human rights access – Bachelet 

OHCHR | GENEVA (4 March 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday stressed the urgent need for an objective, independent assessment of the facts on the ground in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, given the persistent reports of serious human rights violations and abuses she continues to receive. “Deeply distressing […]

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World Bank concerns about ‘unrest in Ethiopia’

Anadolu Agency | It would engage with relevant officials ‘to safeguard the rights and interests of all Ethiopians,’ says World Bank Group- The World Bank Group (WBG) on Friday expressed “great concern” about unrest in Ethiopia, saying the situation would undermine economic and social development outcomes achieved in the African nation in recent years. “Ethiopia […]

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IPIS Briefing February 2021 – Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict Ethiopia Criticizes Amnesty Report on Massacre in Tigray | 27 February 2021 | Bloomberg Ethiopia’s government criticized a report by Amnesty International that alleged war crimes in the northern town of Axum last year. Amnesty says Eritrean troops killed hundreds of Ethiopian civilians in Axum | 26 February 2021 | Reuters Tigray conflict: Joint Statement […]

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Brookings – Investigations into The Deteriorating Situation in Ethiopia Continue

Brookings | On Thursday, March 4, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for an independent assessment amid reports of a quickly deteriorating situation for human rights in the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia this year. Justifying the probe, Bachelet said, “Deeply distressing reports of sexual and gender-based violence, extrajudicial killings, widespread […]