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Three-Day Mourning Period

On the occasion of the three-day mourning period in Tigray, we honor the Tigrayans who, as martyrs, made the ultimate sacrifice during the genocidal war against Tigray. The pages of history are adorned with stories of unimaginable courage and unwavering determination, where Tigrayans stood together against evil.  The magnitude of this sacrifice is immeasurable, etched […]

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Advocacy Groups and Human Rights Institutions Call for International Support for the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE)

We, the undersigned organizations, note the tenets set forth in Article 10 of the Agreement for Lasting Peace Through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities (the Pretoria Agreement) that was signed on 2 November 2022 in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa. We underscore the symbiotic relationship between peace and justice, asserting that accountability is instrumental in […]

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Tigrayan Organizations and Allies Call on the ACHPR to Reverse its Decision to End the Commission of Inquiry on the Situation in Tigray

Dear African Commission of Human and Peoples Rights, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express our great disappointment in the decision to terminate the investigation into the crimes that have been committed during the conflict in Tigray. Given the meaningful steps taken and the trust and confidence built in the ACHPR amongst Tigrayan groups […]

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On the Imperatives of Establishing Facts and Extending the Mandate of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia

We, the Constituency for Accountability, note the tenets set forth in Article 10 of the Agreement for Lasting Peace Through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities (COHA) that was signed on 2 November 2022 in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa. This significant article emphasizes the necessity of a holistic national transitional justice policy that harmonizes with […]

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Omna Tigray: On Tigrayans Face Impending, “Mass Starvation” as U.S. and UN Pause Food Aid, Citing Widespread Theft of Humanitarian Aid

Despite the peace agreement between the Ethiopian and Tigrayan governments last November, the dire humanitarian situation in Tigray has reached a critical point, with Tigrayans facing the alarming threat of “mass starvation.” The United States and the United Nations have made the difficult decision to pause food aid to the region due to the widespread […]

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Omna Tigray: On Ethiopia’s Attempts to Terminate the ICHREE’s Mandate and Evade Accountability and Justice

On February 15, 2023, during his opening remarks to the Executive Council Session of the African Union, Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen expressed Ethiopia’s plan to propose “a resolution for the Council’s consideration on terminating the [International Commission of Human Rights Experts’ (ICHREE)] mandate.” The unprecedented forthcoming resolution calls into question Ethiopia’s commitment to […]

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Open Letter to the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States

Dear President Biden,  We, the signatories on this letter, are United States of America Professional Women with families in Tigray and Eritrea. We would like to take this opportunity to share the magnitude of the human rights violations that are costing thousands of lives every day, and causing destruction and distress to women, girls, and […]

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Joint Press Release on the Ethiopian Government Violating the Humanitarian Truce

In the strongest possible terms, the undersigned organizations condemn the Ethiopian government’s recent military provocations against Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) in Tigray, breaching the humanitarian truce agreed upon by the Tigray and Ethiopian governments. Despite evidence otherwise, the Ethiopian government has consistently sought to assure the international community of its commitment to the peace process […]

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A Call to the UN Human Rights Council to Extend the ICHREE’s Mandate and Provide Additional Resourcing

In September 2022, the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) is scheduled to present a written report to the UN Human Rights Council, quickly following their first update to the body on June 30, 2022. In this update, the ICHREE laid out a number of challenges, including but not limited to: insufficient […]

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Omna Tigray: Press Release on Secretary Blinken’s Statement “Building on Steps to End the Conflict in Ethiopia”

On April 29, 2022, Secretary of State Antony Blinken released a press statement praising the Ethiopian government’s steps in ending the conflict in Ethiopia. Much to our bewilderment and great disappointment, Secretary Blinken stated, “We are encouraged that the government of Ethiopia and regional authorities in Tigray and Afar have taken steps in recent weeks […]

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