Minister Of Justice Speaks at UN Human Rights Council.

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Minister Of Justice Speaks at UN Human Rights Council.

Gedion Timothewos, Minister of Justice of Ethiopia, took center stage today as he addressed members of the UN Human Rights Council during the 55th regular session, a pivotal gathering that commenced on February 26, 2024, in the picturesque city of Geneva.

Minister Gedion seized the opportunity to shed light on the progressive strides undertaken by the Government of Ethiopia in fostering accountability and upholding human rights within the nation.

With unwavering resolve, he emphasized the government's steadfast commitment to ensuring that the formulation of the Transitional Justice policy remains an inclusive, victim-centric, and transparent process. Every voice, every perspective, he stressed, deserves recognition and consideration in the pursuit of justice.

Delving deeper into the intricate preparations made thus far, Minister Gedion revealed that group of independent experts has diligently crafted a comprehensive report and a draft policy. These invaluable documents have now been entrusted to the Ministry of Justice. Upon validation by stakeholders, the draft policy is poised to ascend to the Council of Ministers for deliberation and endorsement, marking a pivotal step forward in Ethiopia's journey towards a just society.

The Minister extended heartfelt appreciation to the East African Regional Office of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission for their unwavering support throughout the arduous process. Their collaborative efforts have undoubtedly enriched the discourse and propelled Ethiopia towards a brighter, more equitable future.

Furthermore, Minister Gedion reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of the Ethiopian government to navigate differences through peaceful means. In a world fraught with discord, Ethiopia stands as a beacon of hope, championing dialogue, understanding, and reconciliation as the cornerstones of progress.


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