Ethiopian Human Rights Council EHRCO

The Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit making, non-partisan and non-political organization established on October 10, 1991. The founding members are Ethiopians from all walks of life academics, professional, and businesspersons who are committed to the cause of human rights, the rule of law and democracy. EHRCO has several members and support committees in the major cities of Europe, United States and Canada … (about 1/2).

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Documentation; Photo Gallery; Publications: EHRCO and Human Rights; The Ethiopian Case;
The Secretariat’s duties and responsibilities; Recources; Support Groups;
Contacts and streetmap.

About 2/2: … The Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit making, non-partisan and non-political organization established on October 10, 1991. The founding members are Ethiopians from all walks of life academics, professional, and businesspersons who are committed to the cause of human rights, the rule of law and democracy. EHRCO has several members and support committees in the major cities of Europe, United States and Canada. 

OBJECTIVES: EHRCO has three fundamental and inseparable objectives:

  • to strive for the establishment of a democratic system;
  • to promote the rule of law and due process;
  • to encourage and monitor the respect for human rights in Ethiopia.

The democratic system includes:

  • the recognition of the people as sovereign and as the ultimate source of any political authority;
  • freedom to form associations and organizations for all interest groups and the unhampered advancement of their causes by all peaceful means;
  • freedom of all political parties to operate in every part of the country;
  • freedom of the press;
  • free and fair elections through which the people elect their representatives and administrators; and
  • the total rejection of violence or war as a means of acquiring or maintaining power.

The rule of law includes:

  • the concept that no man is above the law;
  • that any legal issue shall be resolved with due process of law;
  • that every accused person has the right to proper defense; and
  • that the judiciary shall be totally independent from the executive and respect for judicial independence.

Human rights are freedoms from and freedoms for: … (full text).

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