Is concern over human rights trumping what had been an all-consuming U.S. counterterrorism cooperation policy with Ethiopia in the Trump era? Second, the current crises presents a unique opportunity to the U.S. to pressure the Ethiopian regime into making significant improvements in human rights and political concessions. It is reasonable to assume members of Congress and the State Department are coordinating on human rights policy in Ethiopia. In 2009, Ambassador Yamamoto argued for “swift and decisive action” to improve human rights, which is precisely what H.Res.128 aims to accomplish today. Alemayehu (Al) Mariam is a professor of political science at California State University, San Bernardino, with research interests in African law and human rights.
Source: Ethiopian News February 13, 2018 22:52 UTC