AU Welcomes Ethiopia’s Readiness to Cooperate With Continental Treaty Body (March 11, 2021)

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat today held discussion with Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia.

The two discussed the modalities of engagement of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) in the investigation of alleged human rights violations in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

The principle of the investigation was proposed by Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, during a Summit-level meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council held on 9 March 2021.

The Chairperson of the Commission welcomed the readiness of Ethiopian Government to cooperate with the African Union’s Treaty Body.

The Chairperson expressed his appreciation to the Government of Ethiopia for its openness to engage with the African Union and stated his confidence that the ACHPR will deliver on this important task.

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