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Is the United Nations (UN) facing the same fate as the League of Nations?

The United Nations was created in 1945, following the devastation of the Second World War, with one central mission: the maintenance of international peace and security. The UN Security Council (UNSC) has the primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security. While the General Assembly and the Secretary-General play major, important, and complementary roles. The… Continue reading Is the United Nations (UN) facing the same fate as the League of Nations?

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Why push the narrative of the ‘Tigray genocide’?

The international community has the responsibility to halt the mass atrocity crimes of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. This is known as the Responsibility to Protect – R2P. This concept was developed by the International Committee on Intervention and State Sovereignty in 2001 and adopted in 2005 at the UN World… Continue reading Why push the narrative of the ‘Tigray genocide’?

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Briefing: Understanding International Election Observation Missions

Last week, we heard about the European Union's (EU) decision to cancel its election observation mission (EOM) to observe the sixth general election of Ethiopia. Before analyzing this issue, we need to understand the duties and obligations of international EMOs.

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ለመራጭነት ምዝገባ ምን እንደሚያስፈልጎ ያውቃሉ?

Source: NEBE For English version see below ማንኛውም ኢትዮጵያዊ ዜጋ የሆነ፤ በምዝገባው ዕለት ዕድሜው ፲፰ ዓመትና ከዚያ በላይ ከሆነና፤ እንዲሁም በምርጫ ክልሉ ቢያንስ ስድስት ወር የኖረ ከሆነ በመራጭነት ሊመዘገብ ይችላል፡፡ ለምዝገባ አንድ መራጭ የሚከተሉትን መታወቂያ ካርዶች መጠቀም ይችላል። የቀበሌ መታወቂያ ካርድ ወይም ፓስፖርት። የቀበሌ መታወቂያ ካርዱ ወይም ፓስፖርቱ ያልታደሰ ቢሆንም እንኳን ለምዝገባ ሊያገለግል ይችላል፡፡የቀበሌ መታወቂያ… Continue reading ለመራጭነት ምዝገባ ምን እንደሚያስፈልጎ ያውቃሉ?

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A Brief Introduction to Ethiopia’s Election Campaigning Regulations

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Election campaigning is a means by which candidates and political parties present their policy options to voters so that voters can make educated and informed decisions on election day. Candidates and political parties use different strategies to reach voters and share their messages. Election campaigns are essential in creating… Continue reading A Brief Introduction to Ethiopia’s Election Campaigning Regulations

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The Framework of Ethiopia’s Electoral Institutions: A Brief Introduction

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay In nearly all constitutional systems, the highest state authority is said to be vested in the people. These people exercise authority through elections. Election is one of the systems that allow citizens to compete and participate in their respective country's political decisions. Therefore, "democracy is about political participation, the ability… Continue reading The Framework of Ethiopia’s Electoral Institutions: A Brief Introduction

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Policy Recommendation: Managing the Conflict Triggering Elements of the Democratization Process in Ethiopia

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay Peace and democratization processes may face challenges by spoilers. Spoilers are leaders or parties who believe that the transitional process threatens their power and interest and use violence to undermine or overturn the transitional process[i]. Democratization is a process of changing a non-democratic government into a democratic government by… Continue reading Policy Recommendation: Managing the Conflict Triggering Elements of the Democratization Process in Ethiopia

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Policy Recommendation: Mai-Kadra Genocide: Looking Forward Through Restorative Justice

By Ethio-Researchers Hub Background On November 9, 2020, TPLF led militias and a youth group called "Samri" systematically killed more than 700[i] civilian ethnic Amharas and some non-Tegaru ethnic groups in the Mai-Kadra, Tigray region.[ii] Based on the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the Genocide Convention) this mass… Continue reading Policy Recommendation: Mai-Kadra Genocide: Looking Forward Through Restorative Justice

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What Forces Conflicting Parties to the Negotiation Table?

Image by DarkmoonArt_de from Pixabay What Forces Conflicting Parties to the Negotiation Table? By: Ethio-Researchers Hub Violent conflict erupts when a conflict is not resolved peacefully. Conflict emerges when there are incompatible or contradictory goals among (at least two) individuals or groups. Depending on how the conflicting parties communicate and try to resolve the conflict,… Continue reading What Forces Conflicting Parties to the Negotiation Table?