The Political Assassination of Mr. Haacaaluu Hundeessaa

July 23, 2020 Re: The Political Assassination of Mr. Haacaaluu Hundeessaa We at the International Oromo Lawyers’ Association (IOLA) were shocked to hear of the assassination of our brother Haacaaluu Hundeessaa and would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and admirers, as well as to the Oromo nation at large.   Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was an iconic Oromo artist and […]


MARCH 20TH , 2020THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA Tel.: +251 111 226 767 | Fax: +251 111 226 292 P.O. Box: 1031 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Email: Lorenzo Te’azaz RoadTHE POPULATION IN WESTERN OROMIA DESERVE FREEDOM OF INFORMATIONDear PM Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali,It has been more than a year since Western Oromia, […]

Call for Paper – AGM of IOLA 2018

The International Oromo Lawyers Association – IOLA, will hold its Annual Conference on 3rd of August 2018 in Washington DC. This year’s theme of the Meeting will be – Federalism and National Question in the Ethiopian context. IOLA is soliciting for analytical papers to be presented at the Meeting. Potential presenters may choose one of […]

London- II – Oromo Conference on National Consensus

The prevailing situation in Ethiopia in general and Oromia, in particular, has reached an alarming level, moving from bad to worse. The widespread killing and arbitrary arrest continue in all parts of the region. Following the Declaration of State of Emergency, which in fact, is a Declaration of Martial Law, the government deployed national defense […]

IOLA welcomes the decision by the Ethiopian government to release ALL political prisoners

The International Oromo Lawyers Association (IOLA) welcomes the decision by the Ethiopian government to release ALL political prisoners, and the subsequent release of the first butch of 150 political prisoners from different prisons nation-wide. Because the government was denying that there were political prisoners in the country, and refused for years to allow the United […]

IOLA Statement regarding the ‘orchestrated’ displacement and killing at the Oromia – Somali Boarder, Ethiopia

The International Oromo Lawyers Association is deeply disturbed by the event surrounding the conflict between residents of the Oromia and Somali regions of Ethiopia as a result of which hundreds were killed, tortured or maimed, and more than 700,000 Oromos were displaced permanently. According to the information available to us, it is widely believed that […]

Statement of International Oromo Lawyers Association In Commemoration Of Irrecha Massacre.

It is one year ago that the world witnessed the naked brutality of the TPLF-led Ethiopian regime, when it carried out a large scale massacre against the Oromo people gathered at the annual thanks-giving festival – Ireecha, in Bishoftu, some 45 kilometers, south of the capital.   According to reliable information, close to 1000 civilians […]