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Eritrea – Ethiopia: Respect for International Law, the Way Forward

Violation of final and binding international law
End the Occupation. If continued appeasement and cuddling of successive Ethiopian regimes, irrespective of their untold crimes and violation of international law, is the “norm”, then one may kiss peace in this region goodbye.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

13 April 2016 will mark the 14th anniversary of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) “final and binding” delimitation decision and unfortunately, neither the UN Security Council, nor guarantors and witnesses to the Algiers Agreements, have mustered the political will to enforce the EEBC’s final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions, emboldening the regime in Ethiopia to flout international law and continue with its belligerence stance-occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories, including Badme, the casus belli for the 1998-2000 border conflict to Eritrea, “unequivocally” awarded to Eritrea by the EEBC. Continue reading Eritrea – Ethiopia: Respect for International Law, the Way Forward

Ethiopia: The Inviolability of International Law is Sacrosanct

If respect for international norms is something that the United States believes in, why then is it reluctant to enforce international law when it comes to Ethiopia?

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

As it was in the case of Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia, today it’s all about Syria – and the carefully scripted narratives have become a daily staple of the major news networks.

This time, White House officials and their coterie in the media are telling the American public that it is about R2P (Responsibility to Protect) the lives of innocent civilians from President Assad’s government. Administration officials are saying that he is using chemical weapons “against his own people”- as if using it against others makes it any less reprehensible.

Videos and pictures of dead and bloodied children are used for maximum effect-and judging from a conversation I overheard in a hospital elevator today-the pictures of dead children is effective propaganda – it is  influencing ordinary Americans to support the Administration’s claims on Syria-not because they understand the myriad of issues-but by evoking an emotional attitude towards Assad. Continue reading Ethiopia: The Inviolability of International Law is Sacrosanct

Eritrea Warns Occupation of its Sovereign Territory to End

“Our accusations of attacks on sovereign Eritrean soil by the US administration are solely based on facts and evidences and for that we hold Washington entirely responsible for the criminal offenses made on March 15.” – Eritrean Government

Time to exercise right of self-defense beyond teaching the aggressor the consequences of its reckless adventure and invasion

By Shabait,

In an apparently flamboyant mass media story, the TPLF (Ethiopian) regime last week announced to have carried out raids over certain targets within the sovereign Eritrean territory.

Irrespective of the consequences that only the Government of Eritrea is well aware of, the last of US-TPLF flagrant incursions—which this same clique admitted in its immodest testimonials—are not only brazen infringements on international conventions, but also have contravened the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of the State of Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Warns Occupation of its Sovereign Territory to End