The UNPO urges Ethiopian authorities to:
Recommendations regarding the right to assembly
Respect the state’s Constitution that protects the right to peaceful assembly (Article 30), and to assume its obligations under international treaties such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, whichEthiopiaratified in 1993.
Recommendations regarding the freedom of expression:
Abide by its own Constitution with special attention to Article 29 which grants all Ethiopian citizens the freedom of expression.
Recommendations regarding the freedom from arbitrary arrests:
Abide by the national Constitution and ratified international human rights mechanisms such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ratified 11 June 1993) and the Convention against Torture or other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (acceded 14 March 1994) and to either charge those that are detained, bring them to court for a prompt and fair trial, or release them with immediate effect.
Recommendations regarding extrajudicial killings:
Respect its constitution and international norms especially Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and stop extrajudicial killings.
Initiate an independent and credible investigation into the reports of extrajudicial killings, torture and inhumane treatment of civilians and bring those found guilty to justice.
Recommendations regarding the freedom from torture:
Desist in its inhumane treatment of the Oromo and Ogaden people, respect its constitution and international obligations and to investigate cases of alleged mistreatment and bring those guilty to justice.
Ensure fair and considered treatment of the Oromo and Ogaden communities – respectful of human and civil rights – which would fulfil their obligations made to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture or other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment as well as their own constitution.
Finally, the UNPO urges the Ethiopian government to ensure the implementation of unilateral and bilateral agreements signed and ratified byEthiopiawhich are intended to uphold the respect of human rights, the promotion of democracy, and the furtherance of good governance, which will guarantee:
proper access to political structures and legal assistance for the Oromo and Ogaden populations,
- the right to peaceful assembly,
- an end to extrajudicial killings, and a guarantee that those alleged incidences are swiftly investigated independently, and those responsible fairly judged,
- an end to racial discrimination, which appears to be the motivation behind the current mistreatment of the Oromo and Ogaden populations, which is prohibited under Article 25 of the Ethiopian Constitution and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
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