UN member states reject the bid to defund ICHREE

The majority of the UN member states rejected the bid to defund the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE), presented by Ethiopia on 30 December 2022. The motion presented by Ethiopia to stop the investigating commission its work was supported on the UN floor by the anti-accountability regimes of Russia, China, and most African countries.

ICHREE is an independent international commission established on 17 December 2021 by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate the war atrocities in Tigray and other parts of Ethiopia.

Botswana became the only country from Africa that voted against defunding the ICHREE, showing its commitment to accountability in the continent.

Many are shocked by the decisions of the so-called ”democracies” in Africa like Kenya, Senegal and Mauritius when they voted against investigating the atrocities committed in Tigray by the Ethiopian government and its crime allies.

It also went unpleasant to many when they learned that emerging democracies like India, Nigeria, and South Africa abstained, becoming complicit to the genocide committed against the people of Tigray and other possible war crimes in the rest of the country.