UNWELCOME OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE UNJUSTNESS

THE EEBC DECISION TEN YEARS LATER AND ETHIOPIA'S ILLEGAL OCCUPATION:
UNWELCOME OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE UNJUSTNESS
By Yacob Fisseha

Ten years after it was handed down, the decision of the EEBC is still not implemented. Unfortunately, this is demeaning to the rule of law, to the multi-lateral international organizations that co-signed the agreement, and to the universal norm that nations exist and behave in the context of collective security. Furthermore, there will be no peace in the Horn of Africa as long as the law of the jungle prevails. It also means that whether out of lack of experience or sheer vindictiveness (which itself is a sign of political immaturity), a final and binding decision arrived at by an internationally constituted body of august legal experts is being prevented from being implemented by lower functionaries at the State Department of the United States. Unfortunately, for those of us who are in a position to do so, this provides an unwelcome opportunity to expose the unjustness of it all to our colleagues, co-workers and our classmates.