Attacks on Medical Care in Ethiopia’s Amhara Conflict

The 66-page report, “‘If the Soldier Dies, It’s On You’: Attacks on Medical Care in Ethiopia’s Amhara Conflict,” documents how Ethiopian federal forces and a government-affiliated militia have attacked medical workers, healthcare facilities, and transports in at least 13 towns since the outbreak of fighting between Ethiopian federal forces and Amhara militia known as Fano in August 2023. Ethiopia’s international partners should call for accountability and an end to attacks on healthcare and should resume increased scrutiny of the rights situation in the country.


A sign that reads "Emergency Room" in a hospital


  • October 11, 1984

    The Haitian Reality

    The Committee to Protect Journalists and the the Americas Watch mission to Haiti from August 12-15,1984 to investigate a recent crackdown on the press.
  • March 31, 1984

    A Report on Human Rights in Haiti Based on a Mission of Inquiry

    This 17- page report by the Americas Watch and the Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights finds that the circumstances in which the February 12, 1984 elections were held in Haiti involved, in the words of US Secretary of State George Shultz, a denial of "all the preliminary aspects that make an election really mean something."
  • August 31, 1983

    This 24 page report by the Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights, Americas Watch Committee, and the International League for Human Rights examines the situation of people who support human rights in Haiti, and in particular a series of detentions in May 1983.

  • January 1, 1983

    A Fund for Free Expression Report by Meron Benvenisti

    In its pre-publication review of Palestinian newspapers and magazines, Israel’s military censor blocks the publication not only of supposed national security secrets or material likely to incite violence. Rather, the censor’s primary concern, as shown through a study of banned materials, is to eradicate expression that could foster Palestinian nationalist feelings; suggests Palestinians are a nation with a national heritage; denies Israel’s legitimacy; or imputes behavior to Israeli officials that suggests illegitimacy. Palestinian editors must submit for review all material meant for publication, including photos, advertisements, and crossword puzzles. The censor’s list of banned books included some 1,600 titles, at the time this report was prepared.