Human Rights Violations in Ethiopia

The Advocates for Human Rights is deeply concerned about continuing human rights violations in Ethiopia. The Advocates has raised concerns related to the treatment of Oromos and other minority groups in Ethiopia at several United Nations human rights bodies. We have also brought these concerns to the attention of the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights.

Download The Advocates' submissions to the UN and other groups here.

Take action today to support respect for human rights in Ethiopia.

In the United States
Let your members of Congress know your concerns. Find your representative and senators. Contact the White House.

At the United Nations

Advocacy opportunity: Contribute to the UN Human Rights Committee's review of Ethiopia's human rights record

Report template:  loi_report_template_for_csos_ethiopia_hrcommittee.docx

Human Rights Committee 2011 Concluding Observations for Ethiopia: Ethiopia CCPR Concluding Observations 2011

Ethiopia 2020 State Party Report: CCPR State Party Report 2020

Human Rights Tools for a Changing World, Chapter 9: UN Advocacy:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights:

The next deadline for submitting reports is August 17, 2020. Reports should be no longer than 10,000 words. Submit your report to:

Gabriella Habtom

Secretary of the Human Rights Committee

Cherry Rosniansky 

Programme Assistant of the Human Rights Committee

CCPR mailbox

You can also aend information directly to one or more of the United Nations Special Procedures mandate holders. For general Information about Using UN Special Procedures, consult the requirements established by each mandate for the submission of allegations. Information can be submitted by e-mail to, or by postal mail to:

8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10

Mandate holders include:

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Directions for submitting information

UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
Directions for submitting information

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Directions for submitting information

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association

UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues

At the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights

Lawrence Murugu Mute, ACHPR Commissioner for Ethiopia

Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information
Use form on website:

Working Group on Death Penalty and Extra-Judicial, Summary or Abitrary Killings in Africa
Use form on website: