Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia
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.”
Terrence Lyons, Ph.D.
School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
George Mason University
Ms. Seenaa Jimjimo
Coalition of Oromo Advocates for Human Rights and Democracy
Mr. Tewodrose Tirfe
Amhara Association of America
Mr. Guya Abaguya Deki
(Former General Manager, Ethiopian National Association of the Physically Handicapped)
Mr. Yoseph Tafari
Ethiopian Drought Relief Aid of Colorado
***Any changes to the witness list will be reflected above.
Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations