ADDIS ABABA – African Union and Ethiopia have discussed on the modalities of engagement of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) in the investigation of alleged human rights violations in Tigray region of the East African nation.
The discussion took place between the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen, on Thursday.
The principle of the investigation was proposed by prime minister Abiy Ahmed during a Summit-level meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council held on 9 March 2021.
“The Chairperson of the Commission welcomed the readiness of Ethiopian Government to cooperate with the African Union’s Treaty Body,” said the AU in a statement after the meeting.
The Chairperson expressed his appreciation to the Government of Ethiopia for its openness to engage with the African Union and stated his confidence that the ACHPR will deliver on this important task, according to the pan African body.