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.
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 ካርድ… Continue reading ለመራጭነት ምዝገባ ምን እንደሚያስፈልጎ ያውቃሉ?
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 informed voters and providing equal opportunity… Continue reading A Brief Introduction to Ethiopia’s Election Campaigning Regulations
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 of the citizens to express… Continue reading The Framework of Ethiopia’s Electoral Institutions: A Brief Introduction
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
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
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, a conflict could be either… Continue reading What Forces Conflicting Parties to the Negotiation Table?
On Wednesday, November 3, 2020, early morning, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed announced that TPLF led militias attacked the north military base in Ethiopia, which has been located there for more than 20 years because of the war with neighboring country Eritrea. On the other hand, TPLF claims that the North Military base… Continue reading Is the violent conflict between TPLF and the Federal Government of Ethiopia a Civil War?
Ethiopia has many academicians who are experts in different fields. Unfortunately, most of these academicians do not have a platform to voice their knowledge. Ethio-Researchers Hub is created to open a space for academicians who would like to contribute to Ethiopia’s peace and development. In addition, this page is created to be a resource platform… Continue reading Purpose of the Platform