A UN inquiry has accused Eritrean of systematic crimes against humanity. The commission, which was not allowed to enter Eritrea, said it believed as many as 400,000 people were being enslaved, forcibly conscripted into the military. It also documented torture, rape, murder and forced disappearances and recommended an investigation by the International Criminal Court. Continue reading Eritrea Dismisses Crimes Against Humanity Claims as ‘Laughable’→
A UN panel’s expected conclusion that crimes against humanity are being committed in Eritrea would be legally indefensible because of the flawed methodology in the compilation of the report and would further erode the credibility of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa, said the Atlantic Council’s Bronwyn Bruton.
The UN’s Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (COIE) will present its findings on June 8. “Based on my interactions with the Commission, I do expect the COIE to recommend that the government of Eritrea be referred to the ICC for crimes against humanity, despite the weakness of the evidence,” said Bruton, deputy director of the Council’s Africa Center. Continue reading What the UN Gets Wrong About Rights in Eritrea→