A sensitization workshop on transitional Justice Initiative, aimed at deliberating on the concept, practices, and stakeholders’ role, is underway in Addis Ababa, at Skylight Hotel.
The workshop has been co-organized by Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations Council (ECSOC) and Institute for Security Studies (ISS) as part of the country’s efforts to reform and strengthen democratic institutes and lay the groundwork to sustain political stability and consolidate democracy.
Ethiopia like many countries in Africa, Latin America and other continents has been experiencing political trajectory of post-conflict societies, it was indicated.
Following the 2018 political transition in Ethiopia, deliberations on the need for transitional justice measures have resurfaced, it was learned.
The government has also acknowledged the need to prioritize transitional justice and attempts have also been made to establish transitional Justice Framework.
To this effect, the establishment of the Ethiopian Reconciliation and the Ethiopian National Dialogue commissions were mentioned as cases in point.
Taking lessons from these and building upon the provisions under Article 10 (3) in the Pretoria Agreement for Lasting Peace through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities, the Ministry of Justice has recently put out a draft policy document for a complementary transitional justice initiative.
The one-day workshop has brought relevant stakeholders from federal and regional states to enhance their engagements in the transitional justice initiative, from inception to implementation.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency