Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Desmond Tutu In December 2013, close to 200 government leaders and representatives from across the globe came together in one place to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial. Madiba has always had an uncanny ability to bring people together, even the most unlikely of people. His hard-won struggle to embrac...
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Nov 11th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam “Government announces temporary ban on traveling abroad for work” In an effort to curb the rising tide of abuse and exploitation of Ethiopian migrants, [there will be] a temporary freeze on citizens traveling abroad for employment. The temporary ban has been issued to prevent ab...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 24th, 2013
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By Betre Yacob. The Ethiopian journalist Bisrat Woldemichael was kidnapped, threatened, humiliated, and beaten by the Ethiopian intelligence and security agents on 28 August, 2013. He has reported this incident today to journalists. Bisrat reported that the dreadful incident took place at Gotera, a p...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 19th, 2012
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By Ambassador Joseph Stafford International Human Rights Day, which we celebrate each December 10, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. In adopting the UDHR, the United States and governments around the world rec...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 19th, 2012
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On December 10, the world celebrated the International Day of Human Rights. A day that has come a long way since 1948. Lives sacrificed, bloodshed, lost destinies, people braved the ban to fight against humiliation, injustice, intolerance to achieve respect for human rights. Many states have learned ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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In a weekly column entitled “Unity in Divinity” this past June, I expressed grave concern over official encroachments on religious freedom in Ethiopia. I lamented the fact that religious freedom was becoming a new focal target of official human rights violations. But I was also encouraged by the stea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 30th, 2012
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By Beny Gideon Mador 1. Application Of International Law In South Sudan Domestic Courts. The Republic of South Sudan is a country amongst other family of nations that lastly joined the United Nations (UN) on 14 July 2011; African Union (AU) on 27 July, 2011 and subsequent ratification and accession t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 28th, 2012
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By Mekonnen Workineh Ever since TPLF came to power over 21 years ago, there was no facet of an Ethiopian citizen’s life that has not been affected by the brutal and dictatorial regime. There remains no stone left upturned by the regime in order on power forever. Let alone respect democratic rights an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 20th, 2012
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By Graham Peebles Graham Peebles looks at how the increasingly paranoid regime of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is systematically tightening its monopoly over information, suppressing free speech and suffocating media freedom. “Disempowerment is the aim, and the means are well known, cr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2012
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Last week I had an opportunity to address a town hall meeting in Seattle sponsored by the Ethiopian Public Forum in Seattle (EPFS), a civil society organization dedicated to promoting broad dialogue, debate and discussion on Ethiopia’s future. I was asked to articulate my views on Ethiopia’s transiti...