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House Approves Draft Bill To Establish Reconciliation Commission
Addis Ababa, December 25, 2018 (FBC) –The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) today approved the dart bill to establish a Reconciliation Commission.
The House approved the draft bill with majority vote, one against and one abstention.
The objective of the Commission is to maintain peace, justice, national unity and consensus and also reconciliation among Ethiopian peoples.
The Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
concerning its work, announce and make every concerned person or body to present his idea and the necessary registration
make its work accessible, participatory by using technology; organize Reconciliation work shop in which all parties to be hear of ;
identify principles and values which will be base for national Reconciliation by making discussion with groups of society which have different view;
make investigation to identify the basic reasons of disputes and violations of human rights by taking into consideration of social and economic circumstances and the view of victims and offenders;
to take or order presence of any document or information from government or anybody which the commission deemed necessary for its work
to visit premise of any institutions and to take copy of any information and document found by its visit;
to collect information, make interview either individually or in a group in secret or in an open way to the public; order the presence of anyone through summon and require to give his statement through oath;
depending on the situations to get support from federal or regional state police to execute its duties;
notify to the public and concerned government organs the conclusions reached through the investigation as appropriate; and
make reconciliation among peoples to narrow the difference created and to create consensus.