Expert Voices on Atrocity Prevention is a podcast by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. The podcast, hosted by Global Centre Director of Policy and Research Jaclyn Streitfeld-Hall, features one-on-one conversations with practitioners from the field of human rights, conflict prevention, atrocity prevention and other related agendas. These conversations aim to provide a glimpse of the personal and professional side of how practitioners approach human rights protection and atrocity prevention. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube. Please subscribe for new episodes.
In this episode, we mark the one year anniversary of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement that halted the fighting in Ethiopia‘s northern Tigray region on 3 November. The episode begins with an overview of the crimes committed during the conflict with our Ethiopia expert, Sarah Hunter. Sarah also outlines why the international community must continue to monitor the crises in the country.
We then sat down with Radhika Coomaraswamy, an esteemed international lawyer who previously served as the UN Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict and recently acted as a Commissioner on the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE). Radhika discusses the Commission’s findings since its creation in 2021 and reflects on efforts needed to ensure accountability following the abrupt end to ICHREE’s mandate. We end the conversation by assessing the risk of further atrocities in Ethiopia.