OHCHR / ETHIOPIA TIGRAY

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At the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said, “I am deeply disturbed by continued reports of serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross human rights violations and abuses against civilians by all parties to the conflict.” UNTV CH

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STORY: OHCHR / ETHIOPIA TIGRAY
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DATELINE: 21 JUNE 2021 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

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1. Wide shot, room 18
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, I am deeply disturbed by continued reports of serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross human rights violations and abuses against civilians by all parties to the conflict.”
3. Wide shot, HC Bachelet at podium
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“Including extrajudicial executions; arbitrary arrests and detentions; sexual violence against children as well as adults; and forced displacement. Credible reports indicate that Eritrean soldiers are still operating in Tigray and continue to perpetrate violations of human rights and humanitarian law. The humanitarian situation is dire, with reports of denial of humanitarian access in some localities, and looting of aid supplies by soldiers. An estimated 350,000 people are threatened by famine.”
5. Wide shot, podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“The investigation we are jointly conducting in Tigray with the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is underway, with teams on the ground since 16 May. We expect this work to conclude in August, and the findings and recommendations will be made public.”
7. Wide shot, Participants
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“In many other parts of Ethiopia, alarming incidents of deadly ethnic and inter-communal violence and displacement are linked to increasing polarization about longstanding grievances. The ongoing deployment of military forces is not a durable solution, and I encourage comprehensive and multidimensional dialogue throughout the country to address the real grievances held.”

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At the 47th session of the Human Rights Council today (21 Jun), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said, “I am deeply disturbed by continued reports of serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross human rights violations and abuses against civilians by all parties to the conflict.”

Bachelet explained, “Including extrajudicial executions; arbitrary arrests and detentions; sexual violence against children as well as adults; and forced displacement. Credible reports indicate that Eritrean soldiers are still operating in Tigray and continue to perpetrate violations of human rights and humanitarian law.”

The High Commissioner continued, “The humanitarian situation is dire, with reports of denial of humanitarian access in some localities, and looting of aid supplies by soldiers. An estimated 350,000 people are threatened by famine.”

She also said, “The investigation we are jointly conducting in Tigray with the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is underway, with teams on the ground since 16 May. We expect this work to conclude in August, and the findings and recommendations will be made public.”

Bachelet said, “In many other parts of Ethiopia, alarming incidents of deadly ethnic and inter-communal violence and displacement are linked to increasing polarization about longstanding grievances. The ongoing deployment of military forces is not a durable solution, and I encourage comprehensive and multidimensional dialogue throughout the country to address the real grievances held.”
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