HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOVERNMENT WRONGS IN ETHIOPIA

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Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam | Harvard University, February 8, 2007

bostonccc Man of Action I shall speak of human rights because Ethiopians are protected by the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights covenants and conventions ratified by Ethiopia.”? This guarantee is unequivocally affirmed in Article 13 of the Constitution of Ethiopia. So, what exactly are these human rights? Well, there are quite a few of them. A partial listing includes a bundle of basic liberties such as the rights to free expression, association, peaceable assembly, petition for redress of grievances, and freedom of the press.

[Full Text of speech given by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University on February 8, 2007]

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