The Ethiopian Federal Police
The Ethiopian Federal Police (EFP) was created in 1995 to serve the public, respect and ensure the observation of human and democratic rights, and maintain the safety and welfare of the public. Its duties include:
- Enforcement of laws and safeguarding constitutional guarantees;
- Prevention, detection and investigation of crime;
- Coordination of national state police commissions and development of national policing standards; and
- High level training and operational support to regional police commissions.
The federal police operates under the Federal Police Commission headed by a Police Commissioner.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Council monitors and reports on human rights abuses. A National Human Rights Commission and an Ombudsman was established in 2000. Over the past years the two bidies have been working together to address human rights violations including police abuse.
- Interpol Connecting Police for A Safer World. Country Profile: Ethiopia. Available at http://www.interpol.int/Member-countries/Africa/Ethiopia – Ethiopia Police Service. < Accessed on 30 March 2016>.
- African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (2008) An Audit of Police Oversight in Africa: Ethiopia, p 28.
|Ethiopia||News Story||2016||Police officers arrested in Marsabit for human trafficking||Source|
|Ethiopia||General||2015/2016||Amnesty International, Ethiopia Report 2015/2016||Source|
|Ethiopia||Research Publication||2015||They want a confession: Torture and Ill treatment in Ethiopia’s Maekelawi Police Station||Source (PDF)|
|Ethiopia||News Story||2015||Policing Ethiopia – the Force vs. Service Dilemma||Source|