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Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s human rights situation worsened with escalating violence and conflict in Oromia, Amhara, and Tigray. The International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) reported widespread atrocities across Tigray, Amhara, and Afar regions, revealing systematic abuses including attacks against civilians, ethnic cleansing, sexual violence, and arbitrary arrests. 

Human rights situation in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s human rights situation worsened with escalating violence and conflict in Oromia, Amhara, and Tigray. The International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) reported widespread atrocities across Tigray, Amhara, and Afar regions, revealing systematic abuses including attacks against civilians, ethnic cleansing, sexual violence, and arbitrary arrests. In February 2024, the Ethiopian government extended the state of emergency in Amhara, giving the government broad powers that increase the risk of arbitrary detention. The Ethiopia Human Rights Center reported that over 48 HRDs were unjustly detained in 2023, and women, especially WHRDs, suffered gender-based violence (GBV), sexism, and discrimination. Ethiopian citizen’s enjoyment of the right to freedom of expression was extremely curtailed as several journalists were harassed, intimidated, and arrested. Additionally, the government has repeatedly restricted access to the internet and social media in conflict areas.

The information is based on our latest bi-annual report that can be found under our reports.

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Bi-Annual Report (October 2023 – April 2024)


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