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World Peace Foundation report analysing starvation-related conduct committed during conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, timely as OHCHR and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission announce joint investigation

8 April 2021

Today, GRC partner, the World Peace Foundation, published a report analysing evidence of starvation-related conduct by parties to conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. The report examines the structure of livelihoods and food security in Tigray prior to the outbreak of the armed conflict, analyses the conflict-induced food crisis, comments on responses at the international level and outlines preventative and accountability-oriented remedies, including investigating and punishing starvation conduct as well as securing restitution and reparations for victims.

 

GRC welcomes the decision by OHCHR and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission to conduct a joint investigation into alleged violations and abuses of IHL and IHRL committed by all parties to the conflict as an important step in advancing the accountability process for victims. Starvation-related conduct should constitute an integral component of that investigation.

 

To read the report, see: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/files/2021/04/Starving-Tigray-report-final.pdf

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