Eritrea Responds to Leaked Monitoring Group Report

Denying Eritrea for full and timely access to the periodic reports and produce no material evidence becomes the two norms of the Monitoring Group
Denying Eritrea for full and timely access to the periodic reports and produce no material evidence becomes the two norms of the Monitoring Group

By Inner City Press,

The dysfunction of the UN’s sanctions committees is exemplified by the current Eritrea report. There was no consensus on releasing it, as some argued there was no evidentiary support for its claims. But it was, predictably, leaked to Reuters which rather than put it online cherry picked its view.

But tellingly, the country at issue, Eritrea, tells Inner City Press it has not been provided with a copy of the report. That is dysfunction.

For once with a country mentioned (and slandered, it says) in sanctions reports is a member of the Council: Rwanda. And the questions it has asked, for example of Department of Peacekeeping Operations chief Herve Ladsous, have not been answered. But at least Rwanda is in the room. Eritrea is not.

Given that imbalance, Inner City Press will for now publish this from the Eritrean Mission to the UN:

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