An EU-backed resolution at the Geneva-based Human Rights Council also demanded “an immediate halt” to violence in the region. The eight-month conflict has left thousands dead. The UN’s rights council on Tuesday called for an end to the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and urged Eritrean troops to pull out of the area. Officials at the Geneva-based Human Rights Council signed off on an EU-backed resolution earlier. It demanded “an immediate halt to all human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law” in the war-torn area. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent the military into Tigray in November to oust the Tigray’s People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) after they rejected political reforms and captured army bases.