Gov’t Reaffirms Commitment to Implementing Transitional Justice Policy

Addis Ababa: The Government of Ethiopia is committed to implementing the Transitional Justice Policy which is essential to ensure lasting peace in the country, House of People’s Representatives (HPR) Chief Government Whip Tesfaye Beljige said.

The chief government whip gave the assurance at a consultative meeting held for parliamentarians and high government officials to discuss the Transitional Justice Policy approved this week by the Council of Ministers.

Addressing the meeting, Tesfaye Beljige said the experience of various countries show that appropriately implementing transitional justice is crucial to sustainable resolution of complex crises.

The government has, therefore, shown unwavering commitment for the realization of transitional justice starting from taking the initiative in preparing the document, he added.

Tesfaye elaborated that transitional justice is an important tool to solve deep rooted problems and the government has a clear position to bring lasting peace and stability in Ethiopia by
resolving disputes arising from the past through forgiveness.

For him, the role of all stakeholders is essential to realize the historic national dialogue and the Transitional Justice Policy.

House of People’s Representatives Speaker, Tagesse Chaffo said on the occasion that implementing the policy is essential for a better Ethiopia.

Designing and implementing a participatory transitional justice based on the nation’s political and social circumstances with a clear policy framework is vital, he underscored.

The speaker, who noted that the Ministry of Justice has a huge role for monitoring and coordinating the implementation of the policy and law documents, affirmed that the HPR will continue its unwavering support to the implementation of transitional justice.

Recall that Ethiopia has been making various attempts to resolve human rights violations, civil conflicts, unwarranted narratives and abuses that had occurred and continue in different eras with a wide range of victims and perpetrators.

Source: E
thiopian News Agency