ETHIOPIA: Arrests and Detentions of Oromo Students Continued

While fresh arrests and detentions, kidnappings and disappearances of Oromo nationals have continued in different parts of the regional state of Oromo following the April-May crackdown of peaceful demonstrators, court rulings over the cases of some of the earlier detainees by courts of the regional state are being rejected by…

United Nations Human Rights Council 26th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Statement for Oral Presentation, June 16, 2014 By Mr. Garoma Wakessa, Executive Director, Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Agenda Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development – Ethiopia Thank You, Mr. Chairman,…

Ethiopia: Nine Journalists and Bloggers Denied Bail

Reporters Sans Frontières (PRESS RELEASE) Three journalists and six bloggers who have been held for the past five months were denied bail by a federal court in Addis Ababa on the 20th of August, 2014 after the prosecution argued that article 3 of the 2009 anti-terrorism law, under which they…

U.S.-Africa summit did not address human rights violations: advocates

WASHINGTON — The U.S.-Africa summit has focused on trade, security and even the Ebola virus, but human rights advocates say abuses by some leaders who are attending are being swept under the rug. “It is kind of like a missed opportunity,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director for Human Rights Watch….

Endless Injustices – At the Centre of Discussion at OSA 28th

(HRLHA – NEWSREPORT) The denial of justice, absence of fair treatment and equality among the various nations and nationalities in Ethiopia have been the major themes and focuses of presentations and discussions at the 28th OSA Annual Conference held from August 2nd to 3rd at Howard University in Washington D.C….

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Put Democratic Ethics on the Agenda for the African Leaders’ Summit

(Freedom House) As next month’s U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington approaches and the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) rapidly ramps up to scale, the Obama administration’s focus on the importance of leadership in Africa is evident. Its main message is that trade, investment in Africa, and entrepreneurship are vital. While…

BBC condemns Ethiopian broadcast jamming

(BBC) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has condemned the jamming of its broadcasts by the Ethiopian Government. Liliane Landor, acting Director of the BBC World Service Group, has called on the Ethiopian authorities to stop jamming BBC broadcasts in the Middle East and North Africa. Mrs. Landor joined directors from…

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HRLHA: Seven Years of Defending Human Rights

Establishment, Activity, Challenges, Successes and the Fight Ahead Executive Summary The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) has come a long way in defending human rights. In the past seven years, despite many ups and downs, the agency’s staff and volunteers have showed to the world their…

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Migration and Refugee Protection in the Horn of Africa  A Week with Ethiopian Immigrants in the Horn of Africa, Uganda

Migration and Refugee Protection in the Horn of Africa § A Week with Ethiopian Immigrants in the Horn of Africa, Uganda Garoma  B. Wakessa, Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa Mission in Uganda – Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa Field Trip Report March 2014  …

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Sixth Anniversary of HRLHA

A Night to Fight for Human Rights Fundraising YOU ARE CARDINALLY INVITED TO ATTEND The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa’s Sixth Anniversary  dinner and entertainment Fundraising  to benefit the HRLHA Date;- Saturday, May 18, 2013 Time;- 5:00 pm – midnight Location;- Wilmar Heights United Church  967 Pharmacy Avenue X Elm…

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UN concerned over reports of human rights violations in Sudan, South Sudan

UN concerned over reports of human rights violations in Sudan, South Sudan South Sudan Human Rights Commission in partnership with UNMISS and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Photo: UNMISS 11 December 2012 – The United Nations human rights office today expressed its concern over the recent…

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UN concerned over reports of human rights violations in Sudan, South Sudan

UN concerned over reports of human rights violations in Sudan, South Sudan South Sudan Human Rights Commission in partnership with UNMISS and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Photo: UNMISS 11 December 2012 – The United Nations human rights office today expressed its concern over the recent…

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UN concerned over reports of human rights violations in Sudan, South Sudan

UN concerned over reports of human rights violations in Sudan, South Sudan South Sudan Human Rights Commission in partnership with UNMISS and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Photo: UNMISS 11 December 2012 – The United Nations human rights office today expressed its concern over the recent…

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10 D e c e m b e r 2012, H u m a n R I g h t s D a y

         HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM – THE PRACTICE FOR CHANGING                                                                           10…

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10 D e c e m b e r 2012, H u m a n R I g h t s D a y

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10 D e c e m b e r 2012, H u m a n R I g h t s D a y

         HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM – THE PRACTICE FOR CHANGING                                                                           10…

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Mixed migration flow from the Horn of Africa reaches new record levels

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 18 May 2012, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A record number of African refugees and migrants are arriving in Yemen this year. More than 43,000…

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UN rights chief ‘seriously alarmed’ by intimidation of journalists in Ethiopia

Navi Pillay concerned over journalists being jailed in Ethiopia. The top United Nations human rights official this week said she is “seriously alarmed” by the current climate of intimidation against journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia due to an overly broad interpretation of laws concerning terrorism and civil society…

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HRLHA Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

  Opening Speech By Dr. Begna Dugassa HRLHA Board Chairman Pastor Shamsadin Abdo Boru, the chairman of the board of the Human Rights League Horn of Africa (HRLHA), could not attend this event. Recently he moved to another city to join his family members. To receive direction and blessing, before…

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A CALL FOR COLLECTIVE LIFE SAVING ACTION

                  Be Part of Lifesaving Commitment Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) is very pleased to announce to its highly valued members and supporters that the coming month of June 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the Agency. HRLHA, originally…

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A CALL FOR COLLECTIVE LIFE SAVING ACTION

                  Be Part of Lifesaving Commitment Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) is very pleased to announce to its highly valued members and supporters that the coming month of June 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the Agency. HRLHA, originally…

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Seven Good Reasons Why You Should Support HRLHA

2 0 1 2   The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa/HRLHA has been working for the past two decades to hold the Governments of the Horn of African countries to account for their gross human rights abuses in the Region. The efforts that the HRLHA has so…

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