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Ethiopia: US House Resolution 128 Passed

The resolution calls for commitment to human rights, democracy, rule of law in Ethiopia

The non-binding resolution has now passed its initial stage successfully and awaits the Senate to enact it into Law. Now the ball is on the new Prime Minister’s court.

BY FELIX HORNE | HRW

Today, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution encouraging Ethiopia’s government to increase respect for human rights, rule of law, and democracy. This non-binding resolution, combined with recent statements from the US Embassy in Addis, sends a strong signal to Ethiopia’s new prime minister that the US expects significant reforms ahead. Continue reading Ethiopia: US House Resolution 128 Passed

U.S. Gave 28-Day Ultimatum to the Ethiopian Regime to Allow UN Rapporteurs

The U.S. gov’t gave the Ethiopian regime a deadline of Feb 28 to unconditionally accept the appointment of a UN Rapporteurs and allow unfettered access into the country to investigate the state of human rights

House Resolution 128 calls for the immediate appointment of a special UN Human rights rapporteur to Ethiopia and targeted sanctions against Ethiopian officials responsible for crimes and human rights violations.

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

The United States on Wednesday gave a 28-day ultimatum to the Ethiopian regime to announce its consent to allow rapporteurs for the United Nations High Commissioner to investigate human rights violations in the country. Continue reading U.S. Gave 28-Day Ultimatum to the Ethiopian Regime to Allow UN Rapporteurs

Congressman Urges House to Vote Resolution H.Res 128 on Ethiopia

U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) urges his colleagues to vote on H.Res. 128 to address human rights abuses in Ethiopia on the House of Representatives floor.

“Today, I urged my House colleagues to consider a vote on H.Res 128, a bill to stop human right abuses in Ethiopia.” – Rep. Mike Coffman‏

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

Representative Mike Coffman of Colorado today urge the House of Representative to vote on H. Res. 128, a resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.

The Representative from District 8 of Colorado who works closely with the Ethiopian community on promoting democracy and human rights in Ethiopia also expressed his disappointment that the House has not yet scheduled a vote on the Resolution. Continue reading Congressman Urges House to Vote Resolution H.Res 128 on Ethiopia

Joint Letter to U.S. Congress: Vote on H.Res 128

Support Respect for Human Rights in Ethiopia

Re: Placing House Resolution (H.Res.) 128 back on the House agenda for a vote. (Photo: AOL.com)

October 12, 2017

The Honorable Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Speaker Ryan,

We are writing to underscore the importance of House Resolution (H.Res.) 128 and the need to bring it to a vote as soon as possible.

The resolution, which calls for respect for human rights and encourages inclusive governance in Ethiopia, has strong bipartisan support with 71 co-sponsors. It passed the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously on July 27, 2017 and was scheduled for a vote on October 2nd. However, on Thursday, September 28, the measure was removed from the calendar without explanation. Continue reading Joint Letter to U.S. Congress: Vote on H.Res 128

How Should the US React to Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia?

Rep. Chris Smith and Rep. Mike Coffman introduced a House resolution (H. Res. 128) condemning the Ethiopian regime for its human rights abuses against its citizens.

By Matt Hadro | Catholic News Agency

One member of Congress is hoping for a “serious policy review” by the Trump administration of the United States’ relationship with Ethiopia, citing human rights abuses by the government there.

“To truly stop violence abroad, Ethiopia must stop violence at home,” Rep. Chris Smith, chair of the House subcommittee on Africa and global human rights, stated at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. Continue reading How Should the US React to Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia?