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Human rights & the election of the next WHO director-general: Public accountability now

18 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Eric A. Friedman, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law
 

I believe that human rights, and the right to health in particular, should be a top priority of and guiding principle for the next WHO Director-General, whom the world’s health ministers will choose at the World Health Assembly in May. Human rights, after all, encompass the values needed to achieve health for all and health justice, such as equity, non-discrimination, universality, participation, and accountability. They are legally binding precepts. Above all, they embrace human dignity, and the utmost respect for all people in health systems and health-related decisions. They embody the notion of people-centered health services.
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Malnutrition spreads in Ethiopia, as drought worsens – reports Reuters

14 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Katy Migiro
 

Nairobi — Poor spring rains have made Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years even more severe, and the government estimates the number of districts suffering a humanitarian emergency has risen by nearly one-fifth in three months.
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“ጠቅላይ ዓቃቤ ሕግ ከሥራ አስፈጻሚው ጋር አብሮ ቁጭ ብሎ ሕግ ያስከብራል ብዬ አላምንም” –አቶ ዮሐንስ ወልደገብርኤል፣ የሕግ ባለሙያ

13 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

ሪፖርተር፡- ሰሞኑን የፌዴራል ጠቅላይ ዓቃቤ ሕግን ለማቋቋም ረቂቅ ሕግ ለፓርላማ ቀርቦ በውይይት ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ የረቂቁ መግቢያ የዓቃቤ ሕግ ሥልጣን በመበታተኑ የሕግ የበላይነትን በማስከበር ረገድ እክል እንደገጠመ ይገልጻል፡፡ የዓቃቤ ሕግን ሙያ በአንድ ነፃ የሆነ ተቋም ሥር እንዲመራ ማድረግ ቀደም ባሉት የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥታት ተግባራዊ ከመደረጉ አንፃር ያለዎትን ግምገማና ፋይዳውን ቢያስረዱን?

አቶ ዮሐንስ፡- በኢትዮጵያ ስለ ዓቃቢያነ ሕግ ሥራና ስለ ዓቃቤ ሕግ ተቋም አደረጃጀት ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ በሕግ የተደነገገው በ1934 ዓ.ም. ነው፡፡ ይህ ሕግ ምናልባትም ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ዘመናዊ የዓቃቤ ሕግ መሥሪያ ቤት መቋቋሙን የሚያበስር ነው፡፡ በ1938 ዓ.ም. ናታን ማረን የሚባሉ እስራኤላዊ አይሁድ የመጀመሪያው ጠቅላይ ዓቃቤ ሕግ ነበሩ፡፡ እኚህ ግለሰብ በእስራኤል የሚገኙ የኢትዮጵያ ገዳማትንና የተለያዩ ሕንፃዎች በተመለከተ፣ ጣሊያን ኢትዮጵያን ከወረረ በኋላ እነዚህን ገዳማትና ሕንፃዎች የእኔ ናቸው በማለቱ ከፍተኛ የሆኑ የፍርድ ቤት ሙግቶችን በመቃወም፣ የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ለጠበቃነት ክፍያ ሳይከፈላቸው የቆሙ ናቸው፡፡ እኚህ ሰው የኢትዮጵያን ጥቅምና ሀብት፣ እንዲሁም በእስራኤል የሚገኙ ኢትዮጵያውያንን መብት በማስከበር ጉልህ ተሳትፎ ያደርጉ የነበሩ የሕግ ባለሙያ ነበሩ፡፡ ናታን ማረን ከ1938 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ እስከ 1954 ዓ.ም. ድረስ በዋና ጠቅላይ ዓቃቤ ሕግነት ከኢትዮጵያውያን ምክትል ዓቃቤያነ ሕጎች ጋር በመሆን የጠቅላይ ዓቃቤ ሕግ አሠራር፣ ልማዶች፣ የተለያዩ የአሠራር ፎርሞችንና አወሳሰኖችን በመቅረፅ መሠረት የጣሉ እንደሆነ በታሪክ መዛግብት ላይ ሰፍሯል፡፡
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Food emergency increases in politically unstable Ethiopia, as drought & human rights violations worsen

13 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On March 23, 2016, the man in the Ethiopian prime minister’s office appealed for international humanitarian assistance on behalf of the victims of the worsening drought in Ethiopia.
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ፍትሕ ሚኒስቴር እንዳይፈርስ የሕግ ባለሙያዎች አማራጭ ሐሳባቸውን ለፓርላማ አቀረቡ! ለመሆኑ የሃገራችን ወሳኞቹ ጥያቄዎች የፍትህ ወይንስ የቅርጽና መዋቅሮች?

6 Apr

Editor’s Note:
 

    ይህ የፍትህ ሚኒስቴር መኖር ወይንም በጠቅላይ ዓቃቤ ሕግ የመተካት ጉዳይ፡ እስከዚህ ድረስ ውስብስብና አወዛጋቢ ሊሆን ባለተገባ ነበር – በተለይም በዓለማችን ውስጥ የብዙ ሃገሮች ልምድ ሊያስተምረን የሚችላቸው በርካታ ትምህርቶች ሊገኙ ስለሚችሉ!

    ስለሆነም ከፍሬ ነገሩ ይልቅ፡ ማለትም ለኅብረተሰቡ ሊሠጥ ከሚገባው ፍትህ አንጻር ሣይሆን ትኩረቱ ገላዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ በመሆኑ፡ ውጤቱ ፍሬያማ ይሆናል የሚል ተስፋ አልሰጠንም። እንዲያውም ሕወሃት መቶ በመቶ በሚቆጣጠረው ፓርላማ ውስጥ ይህንን ውይይት አካሄደ መባሉ የሚያስገኘውን በጎነት ተቋዳሽ እንዳያደርገው እንሠጋለን። ስለተሰብሳቢዎቹ ብዙ ባናውቅም፣ ሕወሃት እንዲህ ያሉ ስብሰባዎች ላይ እንዲገኙ ግብዣ የሚሠጣቸው የሚተማመንባቸውን ‘የራሱን ሰዎች’ መሆኑም መዘንጋት የለበትም!
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Ethiopia & Sudan, two despotic states practicing unaccountable politics, to print currencies & travel documents in Ethiopia! Given TPLF’s dreadful reputation, the implications horrify Ethiopians!

8 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
The Berhanena Selam Printing Enterprise (BSPE) Friday announced plan to cooperate with Sudanese Currency Printing Press to build capabilities to print Ethiopian Birr, electronic passport and cheque locally.
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In self-interest, Uhuru Kenyatta jars ICC from AU summit; Ban reminds summiteers ICC is “the ultimate guarantor of accountability for the victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity”

31 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


 
While not intended to be an exchange between the Kenyan leader and the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on January 30, 2016 reminded African governments that they were instrumental in establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) – the ultimate guarantor of accountability for the victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In that context, the UN News Center reported, the Secretary-General called the court “an ally for African victims of these most heinous crimes”, according to UN News Center.
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How one pharmacist made a difference: Transforming Ethiopia’s pharmaceutical sector

2 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Annette C. Sheckler

Ayelew Adinew was working as a pharmacist in a large public hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He looked around and saw that the 100-year old pharmaceutical system was broken.
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