Training on the Rights of Ethnic Minorities
In the context of the STRACE project it is currently implementing, the Center for Human Rights organized a five-day academic training on the rights of minorities in Ethiopia from 19 to 24 November 2018 in Addis Ababa.
The training, which was offered by highly qualified academics, drew participants from academia, from pertinent federal and regional government institutions as well as from civil society organizations working on minority rights.
In his opening speech, Dr. Christophe Van der Beken, multidisciplinary human rights education and training sub-project coordinator, pointed out that in its activities, the Center for Human Rights pays particular attention to the rights of vulnerable communities such as women, children, migrants, persons with disabilities, and national minorities. Aligned with this commitment and considering the high societal relevance of the minority issue, this five-day training aimed to offer a better understanding of the Ethiopian experience concerning the rights of ethnic minorities by discussing the relevant international and domestic legal framework as well as its practice. By doing so, the training wants to play its part in strengthening the implementation of the existing protective mechanisms as well as identify the gaps so that necessary steps towards fulfilling the rights of minorities can be taken.