On 13 September 2021, at its 48 ordinary sessions, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) had its enhanced interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s oral update about human rights in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The HRC was updated about the human rights situation in the Tigray region by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights; Mr. Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission; Mr. Rémy Ngoy Lumbu, Vice-Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and Mr. Gedion Timothewos Hessebon, Attorney General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The oral update also witnessed presentations from representatives of the European Union, the United States of America, African states, and civil society organisations.
“The Centre for Human Rights encourages a people cantered, and urgent intervention in pursuit of a lasting resolution of the issues fuelling the crisis in the Tigray region. The Centre also encourages enhanced cooperation between the United Nations and African Union human rights mechanisms as set out in the 2012 Addis Ababa Roadmap.” said Mr. Foluso Adegalu, the Associate Manager of the Litigation and Implementation Unit of the Centre for Human Rights.
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