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Human Rights Commission Deploys Experts to Monitor Elections

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) announced the deployment of a human rights monitoring mission for the 6th General Elections.

In a statement Sunday, the Commission said it has the power and duty to monitor matters of human rights during election time as per the revised EHRC establishment proclamation.

Accordingly, the teams of experts are deployed to all constituencies and polling stations in all areas where voting will be held on Monday.



EHRC’s experts are tasked to observe the process on Election Day and Post-Election days, the statement states.

They will collect information from candidates, observers, workers at the polling stations and other concerned bodies regarding voters’ human rights, the Commission said.

The commission also indicated that teams of experts will show up in police stations and health care institutions and conduct investigations on potential human rights issues concerning the election.

Chief Commissioner at EHRC, Dr. Daniel Bekele called on all stakeholders in the election to render “the necessary cooperation” with the commission and its deployed experts for the success of the mission.

The Commission has already readied a 7307 toll-free phone number to receive complaints on any rights violations during election from the public.

Over 38 million people have registered to cast ballots in the national and regional parliamentary polls on June 21 vote.

 

 

Featured Image: Head of Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Dr. Daniel Bekele [Photo File]

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