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‘Unheard Voices’ Speak Out: Indigenous Ethiopians Demand a Stop to Human Rights Abuses Stemming from Agricultural Investment Policies

February 6, 2013

The Oakland Institute carries out extensive research on land investments in Ethiopia and has recently released a report entitled 'Unheard Voices: The Human Rights Impact of Land Investments on Indigenous Communities in Gambella.' The paper reveals that the Ethiopian government has violated international law through the mass displacement of indigenous communities to allow for foreign investors, predominantly from India, to acquire the land.  Hundreds of thousands of indigenous people were evicted from their homes and farmland without consultation or compensation. The Oakland Institute calls on the government to abide by international law and halt the illegal eviction of indigenous people. (...)

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