Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia

Subcommittee Hearing

03.09.2017 2:00pm 2172 Rayburn Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “Ethiopia has long been an important ally, providing effective peacekeepers and collaborating in the War on Terror.  However, increasingly repressive policies have diminished political space and threaten to radicalize not only the political opposition but also civil society by frustrating their ability to exercise their rights under law.  This hearing will examine the current situation in Ethiopia with an eye toward developing policies to help this nation to reverse an increasingly tense situation in the troubled Horn of Africa.”

Witnesses

Panel I

Terrence Lyons, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

George Mason University

Panel II

Ms. Seenaa Jimjimo

President

Coalition of Oromo Advocates for Human Rights and Democracy

Mr. Tewodrose Tirfe

Co-Founder

Amhara Association of America

Mr. Guya Abaguya Deki

(Former General Manager, Ethiopian National Association of the Physically Handicapped)

Mr. Yoseph Tafari

Co-Founder

Ethiopian Drought Relief Aid of Colorado

***Any changes to the witness list will be reflected above.

Subcommittees:

Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-democracy-threat-ethiopia/