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Demonstration in Montecitorio Square, Rome, Italy, on November 12, 2020 calling for the end of the government’s military actions in the northern region of Tigray. Photo by Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Did Ethiopia’s attack on Tigray violate international laws?

Providers of humanitarian aid haven't been able to reach civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray region. There are also reports that hundreds of civilians have been killed.
The African Commission has adopted the final draft of a protocol that will protect the rights of persons living with disability. Crazymedia/Shutterstock

Disabled people in Africa get a raw deal. What’s been done to fix this

After decades of human rights abuses against Africans living with mental and other disability, the African Commission has finally drafted a protocol to the African Charter to protect their rights.
A political body of the AU is second-guessing a legal body in its interpretation of the African Charter, on the basis of prejudice against LGBTI people. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

African commission turns 30, but threats to its independence remain real

A dispute between the African Union's executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples' rights.

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