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Committee against Torture

3 November 2010

The Committee against Torture this morning concluded its consideration of the initial report of Ethiopia on the efforts of that country to give effect to the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Introducing the report, Fisseha Yimer, Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, said Ethiopia had emerged from a cruel past where the State and its institutions had been used to perpetrate abuses and acts of torture on a massive scale. However, after …