About EHRC

Our Team

Leadership & Commissioners

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Daniel Bekele, Dr.

Chief Commissioner

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Rakeb Messele Aberra

Deputy Chief Commissioner

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Meskerem Geset Techane

Commissioner for Women’s and Children’s Rights

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Abdi Jibril Ali, Dr.

Commissioner for Civil and Political and Socio-Economic Rights

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Rigbe Gebrehawaria Hagos

Commissioner for Disability Rights and the Rights of Older Persons

Department Leads

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Roman Solomon

Director, Internal Audit

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Yemserach Legesse

Director, Women’s and Children’s Rights Department

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Alemu Meheretu, Dr.

Regional Director, Monitoring and Investigation Department

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Mekdes Tadele, Dr.

Director, Human Rights Education

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Israël Solomon

Director, Media and Communications

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Hayget Adhana

Director, Talent Management and Human Resources Services

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Brightman Gebremichael, Dr.

Director, Socio-Economic Rights Department

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Meti Atomsa

Director, Disability Rights and Rights of Older Persons Department

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Selamawit Girmay

Regional Director, Human Rights Monitoring and Investigation

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Mizanie Abate Tadesse, Dr.

Senior Director, Human Rights Monitoring and Investigation

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Albab Tesfaye Ayalew

Director, Office of the Chief Commissioner

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Mebratu Gebeyehu

Senior Director, Program and Partnership Department

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Manyawkal Mekonnen

Director, Civil and Political Rights

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Imad Abdulfetah Tune

Regional Director, Human Rights Monitoring and Investigation

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Yibekal Gizaw Agonafir

Senior Advisor, Human Rights Monitoring and Investigation

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Tarikua Getachew

Director, Law and Policy

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Alemayehu Mesele

Director, Finance and Administration

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Seble Tadesse

Senior Director, Resources Management

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Enguday Meskele Ashine

Director, Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Migrants’ Rights

City Office Heads

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Seid Demeke, Dr.

Head, EHRC Jigjiga Office

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Usman Ahmed

Head, EHRC Samara Office

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Alebachew Birhanu

Head, EHRC Bahir Dar Office

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Bedassa Lemessa

Head, EHRC Jimma Office

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Gurmessa Befuta

Head, EHRC Assosa Office

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Abel Adane

Head, EHRC Gambella Office

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Begashaw Eshetu

Head, EHRC Hawassa Office