Joint NGO Submission on Ethiopia for Universal Periodic Review

Ethiopia’s human rights record will be examined in April 2014 at the 19th session of the Universal Periodic Review.East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP), World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) and Human Rights Council (HRCO) made a joint submission on Ethiopia’s human rights situation.

To read the joint NGO submission, please see: CIVICUS, EHAHRDP, HRCO Joint Ethiopia UPR Submission


Human Rights Defender of the month: Veronica Almedom

Veronica Almedom is a poster child of successful immigration. A duo Eritrean and Swiss citizen, she was born in Italy, and grew up in Switzerland where she permanently resides. Her parents are some of the earliest victims of Eritrea’s cycles of violence. When Eritrea’s war of independence peaked in the early 1980s, they escaped the country as unaccompanied minors, wandering through Sudan, Saudi Arabia, before making the hazard journey across the Mediterranean into Europe. There, they crossed first to Italy, and finally, to Switzerland, where they settled first as refugees, and later, as permanent residents.