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International criminal court (ICC) abandons case against Kenya’s VP William Ruto; Proseuctor claims witness intimidation & political interference

7 Apr

Editor’s Note:

    This may be a jubilee moment for the Jubilee Alliance of the ruling party in Kenya on account of the case against Mr. William Ruto being vacated from the Trial Chamber. Nonetheless, the fact that the charges against the vice president have hardly been dropped; nor has he been exonerated from the crimes. Much like the Kenyan President, another ICC-indictee for alleged crimes against humanity, the ICC Trial Chamber V (A) only “terminated the case without prejudice to re-prosecution.”
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EU deeply concerned about denial of freedoms, shrinking political space in Ethiopia

31 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
EU Delegation Statement in Addis Abeba

    “The EU Delegation is deeply concerned about developments in the case of the ten bloggers and journalists charged under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation on 18 July, as well as recent arrests of opposition members.

    It calls on the Ethiopian authorities to ensure that proceedings are carried out according to the Ethiopian Constitution and respecting international and regional human rights standards, in particular granting access to legal counsel and family, as well as the right to apply for bail when applicable, and that the trial is transparent and free from political interference.

    The EU Delegation recalls the European External Action Service statement of 6 May 2014 which underlined the importance of enhancing the political space, particularly in view of the elections next year. It calls on the Ethiopian Government to ensure that the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation is not used to curb freedom of expression or association.

    The EU Delegation welcomed the additional commitments made by the government of Ethiopia to address areas of human rights concern in the recent Universal Periodic Review process in Geneva and called for early and continuing action to ensure implementation of all of the government’s human rights


Labor leaders give PM earful about difficulty in Ethiopia of freely organizing & negotiating to ensure respect for legally & internationally recognized rights

2 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
Source: Ethiopian News Agency (ENA)

የኢትዮጵያ ሠራተኛ ማህበራት በነፃ የመደራጀትና የመደራደር መብቶች የተገደቡ መሆናቸውን የሠራተኞች ማኅበራት ኮንፍ አስታወቀ

መንግሥት የሠራተኞችን መብት ሊያስጠብቁ የሚችሉ እርምጃዎችን ደረጃ በደረጃ እየተገበሩ ቢሆንም የሠራተኞች በነፃ የመደራጀትና የመደራደር መብት ያለመከበር ችግሮች እንዳሉ የኢትዮጵያ ሠራተኛ ማህበራት ኮንፌዴሬሽን አስታወቀ። የሠራተኛውን በነፃ የመደራጀትና የመደራደር እንዲሁም ሌሎች ችግሮችን ለመፍታት በሚቻልበት ዙሪያ በመጪው ቅዳሜ ታህሳስ 26 ቀን 2006 ዓ.ም ከጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ ጋር ውይይት ያካሂዳል።
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