Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Ethiopia: Will US National Interests Trump Accountability?

 Foreign Policy published on 14 March 2023 a commentary titled "Ethiopia Is Not Ready for Transitional Justice" by Seifudein Adem, Doshisha University, and Abadir M. Ibrahim, Harvard Law School.  

The authors argue that Ethiopia is unprepared for implementing a transitional justice process in the aftermath of a brutal civil war.  The United States may be setting itself up to reengage with Ethiopia on the grounds of national interest  that trump accountability for atrocities during the war.