Ethiopia Rejects Untimely Adoption of Politically Motivated EU Resolution on Tigray


July 13, 2021 (ENA) Ethiopia has rejected the decision by the European Union on the state of affairs of human rights in Tigray adopted on the forty seventh Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

In a press assertion issued at present, Ministry of International Affair famous that “there isn’t a ethical nor authorized floor to justify the premature adoption of a politically motivated decision.”

It’s to be recalled that the federal government had agreed to the deployment of the joint investigation group composed of the Ethiopian Human Rights Fee and Workplace of the Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights to inquire into human rights violations allegedly dedicated throughout the disaster in Tigray.

In accordance with the assertion, the joint group commenced its investigation in Might this yr and is predicted to finalize its work in August 2021. As well as, investigations are being expanded in scope by coordinating the efforts of the army justice system, regional legislation enforcement authorities and federal investigators and prosecutors.

Despite this the proposal was put forth by the European Union on the forty seventh Session of the Human Rights Council.

The Authorities of Ethiopia has been interesting for the withdrawal of the decision on the premise that first, it’s untimely, and second, it interferes with and undermines the integrity of the continuing joint investigations, the press assertion elaborated.

The federal government made its case clear earlier than the council, pleaded for the investigation to run its course and known as on the august physique to offer the required time and house for the investigations to be accomplished, the ministry said.

“All its efforts, nevertheless, had been to no avail and, in its view, there isn’t a ethical nor authorized floor to justify the premature adoption of a politically motivated decision,” the assertion stated, including that constructive engagement, somewhat than a hasty choice by the council would have contributed to expeditiously deliver the continuing efforts to a profitable conclusion. For these causes, Ethiopia rejects this decision.”

The ministry additional declared: Let it’s recognized that those that had been concerned in committing crimes will probably be delivered to justice and punished to the total extent of the legislation. The Authorities of Ethiopia as soon as once more reiterates its dedication to meet its nationwide and worldwide human rights obligations.


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