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→
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
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 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→