Addis Ababa July 16/2020 (ENA) Revision of key legislative proclamations on making certain human rights had been the vital steps taken by the federal government throughout the previous two years, in line with the Consortium of Ethiopian Human Rights Organizations (CEHRO).

In an unique interview with Ethiopian Information Company, CEHRO Govt Director Mesud Gebeyehu mentioned revision of the civil society proclamation was a very powerful step taken  by the federal government.

“The first big move following the reforms by the government was the huge attention given to institutions, individuals and human rights advocates,” he mentioned.

Revision of the anti-terrorism legislation and the continuing revision of the media legislation are additionally main achievements.

“To respect human rights of citizens, police institutions have to be capable, courts strengthened, security institutions empowered and able to execute their duties without violating the rights of citizens,” the manager director famous, including that these want modernizing the establishments.

For the reason that begin of the reform, the Ethiopian Human Rights Fee has been working in shut cooperation with civil society organizations and “we have contributed a lot to the revised proclamation of the commission, including the human rights articles,” he acknowledged.

The Home of Individuals’s Representatives (HPR) has permitted on Tuesday the revised invoice for the institution of human rights fee.

Mesud, nevertheless, noticed that “despite all these revisions, widening of the political spaces, and the reforms, the human rights situation has not improved as desired due to lack of good will on the part of opposition political parties, ineffectiveness of institutions, and lack of communication among security institutions and the general public.”  

Commenting on the current incident following the killing of the favored singer Hachalu Hundessa, the manager director mentioned the federal government was late to take motion in opposition to the ring leaders.

“Artist Hachalu is well known for his bold political stands. Since he had such stature, the government should have acted quickly through its security structure to take swift and cautious measures,” he acknowledged.

Mesud confused that residents have the fitting to work, freedom of motion and freedom of expression, amongst others. These must be secured within the nation.


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