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11 Jun 2017 description

Madame la Présidente,
Mesdames et messieurs les Commissaires,

La FIDH salue les importantes avancées en faveur des droits humains et des libertés fondamentales sur le continent comme en Gambie, où le choix des électeurs a finalement été respecté ouvrant la voie à une transition démocratique longtemps attendue ; ou encore la décision en appel des Chambres africaines extraordinaires confirmant la condamnation à la perpétuité d’Hissène Habré pour les crimes commis au Tchad entre 1982 et 1990.

26 May 2017 description

Geneva, 25 May 2017

RE: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia

Your Excellency,

The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to persistent and grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia and the pressing need to support the establishment of an independent, impartial and international investigation into atrocities committed by security forces to suppress peaceful protests and independent dissent.

13 Sep 2016 description

Your Excellency,

The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia, including the recent crackdown on largely peaceful protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions.

As the UN Human Rights Council prepares to convene for its 33rd session between 13 – 30 September 2016, we urge your delegation to prioritise and address through joint and individual statements the escalating human rights crisis in Ethiopia.

An escalating human rights crisis in Oromia and Amhara Regions

30 Jun 2011 description

The conflict that began in Libya on 17 February 2011 with a popular revolt against Gaddafi’s regime has triggered a mass exodus of the civilian population into neighbouring countries. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled, mainly into Tunisia and Egypt, as a result of attacks by Gaddafi’s forces on civilian populations, the rebellion and NATO bombings. Migrant workers and refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa have been particular targets of violence.

30 Jun 2011 description

Le conflit déclenché en Libye, le 17 février 2011, par la révolte populaire contre le régime du Colonel Khadafi, a provoqué un exode massif dans les pays limitrophes. Les violences perpétrées par les forces de Khadafi contre les populations civiles, la guerre entreprise par les rebelles pour renverser le régime, ainsi que les bombardements de l’OTAN, ont contraint des centaines de milliers de personnes à fuir le pays. A cela s’ajoute des exactions spécifiques perpétrées à l’encontre des immigrés originaires d’Afrique sub-saharienne et qui les ont poussé à s’enfuir.

10 Jun 2005 description

The FIDH and its affiliated organization, Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO), deplore the brutal repression of demonstrations by the Police and firmly condemn the summary execution of at least 22 people yesterday in Addis Ababa.

Since the beginning of this week, numerous students and partisans of opposition political parties have protested in the streets following the provisional results of the May 15 legislative elections, which turned out in favour of the incumbents. These activists denounce the massive embezzlement and fraud that compromised the whole electoral process.

03 Sep 2003 description

Paris, le 3 septembre 2003 - Les 26, 27, 28 août 2003 un nombre impressionnant de véhicules quittait la capitale de Djibouti vers les pays limitrophes. A leurs bords, plusieurs milliers de soi-disant « rapatriés volontaires », majoritairement Somaliens et Ethiopiens, fuyaient le pays.