Ethiopia United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Diversity March 2012

On March 15, 2012, The Advocates for Human Rights submitted a report to the 48th session of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights outlining discrimination in Ethiopia on the basis of ethnicity in violation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The report is based on interviews with members of the Ethiopian diaspora and professionals working with Ethiopians in the United States, as well as reviews of news and human rights reports. The Advocates’ submission highlights the ongoing violations of the human rights of members of the Oromo, Anuak, and other minority ethnic groups in Ethiopia, including forced displacement and persistent discrimination in areas such as work, education, health care access, and access to food and water.