Human Rights Commission Will Closely Follow Implementation of Recommendations, Says Commissioner Featured

19 Apr 2017
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Addis Ababa April  19/2017 The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it will closely follow the implementation of the recommendations it presented to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on the unrest that occurred in 3 regional states.

In the investigation report it presented to the HPR yesterday, the commission recommended that individuals who perpetrated crimes in the regional states be brought to justice.

 At a press conference he gave today, EHRC Commissioner Dr. Addisu Gebre-Egziabher said the commission will closely follow and monitor the implementation of all its recommendation in all states.

 Speaking about people who fled from their homes due to the violence, he stated that the federal and regional governments should rehabilitate and support the victims.

 The House of People’s Representatives has also a responsibility to monitor the implementation of the recommendations, he underlined.

 According to Dr. Addisu, the commission has been carrying out investigations on reports of human rights abuses “neutrally” and presenting them to the concerned bodies for rectifications and to ensure the protection of human rights.

 Furthermore, the commission is working seriously and with commitment in order to ensure accountability in the country.

 He further elaborated that the investigation report was carried out based on international principles and scientific methods.

The commissioner insisted that the report was compiled professionally and ethically to reflect the reality on the ground and forward recommendations.

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) presented its report on the investigation carried out about the unrest in some parts of Oromia and Amhara regional states as well as Gedio Zone of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples state yesterday.

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