UN agrees to Ethiopia request for joint Tigray inquiry into alleged war crimes

Ethiopia’s request for a joint investigation into recent violence in the country’s northern Tigray region, where war crimes may have been committed, has been welcomed by the United Nations as a possible step toward an independent inquiry. Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that the UN had “responded positively” to a request from the state-run Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for joint investigations in Tigray. The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will develop an investigation plan jointly with the EHRC “in order to launch the missions as s…

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