Original language of petition: English
The promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and fundamental freedoms is a cornerstone of Canadian foreign policy. Together with other members of the international community, the Government of Canada has repeatedly expressed concerns with respect to instances of intercommunal and political violence in Ethiopia, including the violence and unrest in Ethiopia following the killing of Oromo musician and activist Hachalu Hundessa on June 29, 2020.
Canada is committed to standing up for human rights and striving for a world where the rights and freedoms of all people are respected. Canada will continue to uphold these values in line with its foreign policy priorities, including as part of its ongoing engagement with the Government of Ethiopia. Canada supports recent efforts in Ethiopia to open democratic space and is working with the Government of Ethiopia to strengthen its capacity to uphold fundamental freedoms, implement reforms, and engage in inclusive dialogue.
Canada will continue to monitor the human rights situation in Ethiopia and engage with a broad range of actors, including government officials, non-governmental organizations, and representatives of civil society, to promote and protect human rights.
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