This joint submission by the Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience (CAP LC) and Stop Amhara Genocide aims to bring attention to the grave human rights violations and ongoing genocide targeting the Amhara people in Ethiopia. The Amhara, one of the largest ethnic groups in the country, have been subjected to systematic attacks, mass killings, displacement, and discrimination across various regions.

Despite the severity and scale of these atrocities, the Ethiopian government has failed to adequately address the situation, with reports of complicity, inaction, and suppression of dissenting voices. The lack of accountability and the impunity enjoyed by perpetrators have further exacerbated the plight of the Amhara community.

This report documents the widespread abuses faced by the Amhara people, including massacres, ethnic cleansing, mass displacements, and the targeting of their cultural and religious identity. It highlights the urgent need for intervention by the international community to protect the rights of the Amhara and to hold those responsible for the genocide accountable.

CAP LC, a secular European organization dedicated to protecting of Human Rights, and Stop Amhara Genocide, an advocacy group working to end the genocide of the Amhara in Ethiopia, have come together to present this submission. The organizations aim to raise awareness about the ongoing human rights crisis and to urge the United Nations Human Rights Council and the international community to take immediate action to address the situation.

Through this report, we call upon the Ethiopian government to acknowledge the genocide, ensure an independent investigation, bring perpetrators to justice, and implement measures to prevent further atrocities. We also appeal to the international community to support these efforts and to consider stronger actions if Ethiopia fails to cooperate.

The lives and fundamental rights of the Amhara people are at stake, and it is imperative that the world takes notice and acts swiftly to end this tragedy. The Universal Periodic Review provides a crucial platform to address these concerns and to hold Ethiopia accountable for its human rights obligations.

Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review 47th session

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