Citizens rights to association is still curtailed by Ethiopian Government
In its petition to the Ombudsman dated 29th December 2008, NTA complained that as the association is founded in accordance with the Ethiopian constitution and international laws which
NTA further stressed that the decision of the Ministry of Justice breaches the constitution which guarantees citizens rights to establish a free and independent association. Thus, the new association demanded the Ombudsman to intervene so as to right the wrong by upholding the Ethiopian constitution to register the association.
This decision to reject the application is clearly in contravention to the Ethiopian Constitution and the Ministry of Justice has a duty to respect the law of the land. For full content please see the link