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Ethiopia: Commentary on the State of Emergency Proclamation

, Index number: AFR 25/7982/2018

This is a commentary on the Proclamation and Directive No 1 on the State of Emergency Proclamation issued on 21 February 2018 by the State of Emergency Command Post, the body established under the Proclamation. The commentary analyses the Proclamation and its enforcement Directive against established human rights standards, norms and principles emanating from customary international norms and treaties Ethiopia has ratified, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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