Updated Submission for the Universal Periodic Review

by zemen

Ethiopia’s human rights situation since 2009 has been marked by a harsh intolerance for any criticism of government actions and a sharp decline in freedoms of expression and association.

Critics of government policy continue to be subjected to harassment, arbitrary detention, and politically motivated prosecutions. Two repressive laws passed in 2009-the Charities and Societies Proclamation (CSO law) and the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation-have been used to decimate independent media and civil society organizations.

Political space has also constricted as the ruling party, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), has consolidated control, the EPRDF officially won 99.6% of the votes in the 2010 parliamentary Click Here to Read More

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