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Ethiopia: Human rights work crippled by restrictive law

Headline Title:  Ethiopia: Human rights work crippled by restrictive law 12 March 2012 A law in Ethiopia is crippling human rights work in the country, forcing organizations to cut programmes, close offices and lay off staff, according to an Amnesty International report published today.    "Stifling human rights work: the impact of Ethiopia’s civil society legislation" describes how the 2009 Charities and Societies Proclamation puts in place restrictions on organizations working on human rights and allows for excessive government interference. The result is that people…

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