Tag Archives: impunity

African Union (AU) summit calls for mass withdrawal from ICC

6 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Aaron Brooks, The East African Monitor
 
Following a debate at the African Union’s annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, the regional bloc voted for all member states to withdraw from the Interational Criminal Court (ICC). However, the resolution is non-binding with Nigeria and Senegal the only countries to oppose a withdrawal.
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Executive summary: US State Dept 2016 report on human rights practices in Ethiopia

5 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    Inside this year’s report, in its opening page what is reported about prosecution of corrupt officials is not entirely correct.

    It states that the Ethiopian regime “generally did not take steps to prosecute or otherwise punish officials who committed abuses other than corruption.” An individual or individuals in Ethiopia are seized and taken ‘to court’ for corruption under one major premise – the corrupt individuals are not TPLF leaders and generally Tigreans in good standing with the regime.

    By this operating procedure under the martial law, those who are penalized or their resources seized on mere suspicion are non-Tigrean Ethiopians, mostly Amharas and Oromos! This is a blind spot in this year’s human rights report.
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International justice: Radon Karadzic finally sarved 40-year sentence for impunity in Srebrenica genocide

24 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
BBCNews
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been convicted of genocide and war crimes in the 1992-95 Bosnian war, and sentenced to 40 years in jail.
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Ethiopia’s AU chairmanship fails the Union, the host finding comfort in a few hardheaded ICC opponents

12 Oct

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

As an Ethiopian, the name International Criminal Court (ICC) now automatically brings to my mind how disastrous these past five years have been to Ethiopia’s diplomacy. Perhaps because of the vanity of pure politics, lack of vision, or on account of the leaders’ personality traits, Ethiopian officials seem to ignore that our country has been occupying a unique position in Africa’s regional political and diplomatic history of the past half century.
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ICC cases: Is Kenya going rogue?

14 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Trevor Analo

Last month, two events suggested Kenya may be moving towards a more confrontational foreign policy in its engagement with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the West.
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Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo before ICC to see if trial could proceed

20 Feb

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Reuters report

Reuters) – A relaxed-looking former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo appeared in the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to hear whether accusations of crimes against humanity against him are strong enough for a full trial.
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Intimidated, detained and tortured: false imprisonment in Ethiopia

5 May

By Graham Peebles

Arrested, jailed and beaten, tortured and imprisoned: this the recipe for justice that the Ethiopian government serves up to dissenting voices – men and women peacefully exercising their democratic right, demanding their human rights, crying out for their moral rights.
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Churches become targets of attacks in Kenya & Nigeria: regression into barbarism should not be allowed to define our time and our age!

29 Apr

BY KEFFYALEW GEBREMEDHIN

Today, the BBC reported one person killed and 10 wounded with “suspected grenade attack” that targeted the God House of Miracle Church, in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

Similarly, it is also reported that 15 people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack around Bayero University campus in the northern city of Kano in Nigeria, where Christian worshippers were holding a service.
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