OHCHR / BACHELET ETHIOPIA TIGRAY

13-Sep-2021 00:02:04
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday updated the UN Human Rights Council on the grave human rights situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.She warned that the conflict risks spilling over to the whole Horn of Africa. UNTV CH
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STORY: OHCHR / BACHELET ETHIOPIA TIGRAY
TRT: 02:04
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
DATELINE: 13 SEPTEMBER 2021 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND 
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1.Wide shot, exterior wide shot alley of flags
2. Wide shot, Room 20 Podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet:
“From my last update to the Council to date, allegations of human rights violations have continued to implicate Government forces and its allies. We have received disturbing reports that local fishermen found dozens of bodies floating along the river crossing between Western Tigray and Sudan in July.”
4. Wide shot, Room 20 Podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet:
“There are continued reports of large-scale arbitrary detentions of ethnic Tigrayan civilians in unofficial sites in Western Tigray. Reports also suggest that people of Tigrayan ethnicity have been profiled and detained by law enforcement officials on ethnic grounds, with hundreds having reportedly been arrested in recent security sweeps, mostly in Addis Ababa.”
6. Wide shot, participants room 20
7. SOUNDBITE (English) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet:
“During the period under review, the Tigrayan forces have allegedly been responsible for attacks on civilians, including indiscriminate killings resulting in nearly 76,500 people displaced in Afar and an estimated 200,000 in Amhara. More than 200 individuals have reportedly been killed in the most recent clashes in these regions, and 88 individuals, including children, have been injured.”
8. Wide shot, room 20 cameramen
9. SOUNDBITE (English) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet:
“I also urge the Government of Ethiopia to accept the recommendations of the joint investigation report as part of its efforts to bring about accountability.”
10. Wide shot, Room 20 Photographers
11. SOUNDBITE (English) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet:
“I also reiterate my call to the Eritrean Government to ensure accountability for alleged widespread human rights violations by their forces in the Tigray region.”
12. Med shot, podium
13. SOUNDBITE (English) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet:
“I reiterate what I told the Council last June: grievances must be addressed through meaningful peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts to avoid the risk that Ethiopia will be torn apart, with profound implications for the country and the rest of the Horn of Africa.”
14. Wide shot, Room 20 cameramen
STORYLINE
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today (13 Sep) updated the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on the grave human rights situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Bachelet said that fighting has continued unabated and spread to neighbouring Afar and Amhara regions. She warned that the conflict risks spilling over to the whole Horn of Africa.

Bachelet said there have been constant, multiple and severe reports of alleged gross violations of human rights, humanitarian and refugee law by all parties.

She said her Office had received “disturbing reports that local fishermen found dozens of bodies floating along the river crossing between Western Tigray and Sudan in July.”

The High Commissioner also said there were continued reports of large-scale arbitrary detentions of ethnic Tigrayan civilians in unofficial sites in Western Tigray.

She explained, “There are continued reports of large-scale arbitrary detentions of ethnic Tigrayan civilians in unofficial sites in Western Tigray. Reports also suggest that people of Tigrayan ethnicity have been profiled and detained by law enforcement officials on ethnic grounds, with hundreds having reportedly been arrested in recent security sweeps, mostly in Addis Ababa.”

During the period under review, the Tigrayan forces have allegedly been responsible for attacks on civilians, including indiscriminate killings.

Bachelet said, “during the period under review, the Tigrayan forces have allegedly been responsible for attacks on civilians, including indiscriminate killings resulting in nearly 76,500 people displaced in Afar and an estimated 200,000 in Amhara. More than 200 individuals have reportedly been killed in the most recent clashes in these regions, and 88 individuals, including children, have been injured.”

The High Commissioner said the report of the OHCHR-Ethiopia Human Rights Commission joint investigation is expected to be released on 1 November 2021 and she urged the Government to accept the report’s recommendations as part of its efforts to bring about accountability. She also reiterated her call to the Eritrean Government to ensure accountability for alleged widespread human rights violations by their forces in the Tigray region.

The High Commissioner said it was already clear that documented cases comprise multiple allegations of human rights violations, including attacks on civilians, extrajudicial killings, torture, and enforced disappearances among other grave abuses. Sexual violence had been marked by extreme brutality.

Bachelet called for meaningful peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts to avoid Ethiopia being torn apart with profound implications for the country and the rest of the Horn of Africa.
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