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“Repeal Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Law, a tool to stifle dissent. bit.ly/EthioReport #CriminalizingDissent http://thndr.me/FEffPY”

Repeal Anti-Terrorism Law

On January 21, 2016, the Oakland Institute and the Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC) release a new report, Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Law: A Tool to Stifle Dissent. This timely report, authored by lawyers from leading international law firms, provides an in-depth and damning analysis of Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.

The conclusions reached in this report are not those of a few fringe lawyers or policy organizations. This law has been harshly criticized by the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, numerous UN Special Rapporteurs, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, the governments of the US and UK, and the EU.

Given the report findings, we must, as an international community, demand that until such time as Ethiopia revises this law to bring it into conformity with international standards, it repeal or suspend the use of this repressive piece of legislation.

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