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Ethopian War Marked As Super Brutal By UN

A rare collaboration between the United Nations' human rights office and the government-created Ethiopian Human Rights Commission was released a day before the war's one-year anniversary, and as Africa's second-most populous country enters a new state of emergency, with rival Tigray forces threatening the capital.

Following a joint UN-Ethiopian report warning of possible "crimes against humanity" by all sides, the UN's human rights chief slammed the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Wednesday.

"The joint investigation team has reasonable grounds to believe that a number of these violations may amount to crimes against humanity or war crimes, necessitating further investigation to ensure accountability," said EHRC Commissioner Daniel Bekele.

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, emphasised the importance of bringing perpetrators of a wide range of human rights violations to justice.

"All parties must heed repeated calls to end hostilities and seek a long-term ceasefire. As always, a serious, inclusive dialogue with genuine intentions on all sides is urgently needed to reduce tensions, avoid further civilian suffering, and find peaceful solutions..."

Concerns about the findings' impartiality arose as a result of the UN rights office's collaboration with the government-created EHRC.

Ethiopia expelled seven UN officials last month, including one of the UN rights office's investigators, escalating those fears.

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