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38th Session of the Human Rights Council: Eritrean Delegation Statement

council should revoke Sheila Keetharuth's mandate and rescind all her reports on Eritrea. 
Given Sheila Keetharuth’s long-standing record of animosity towards Eritrea and her history of anti-Eritrea activism, the council should revoke her mandate and rescind all her reports on Eritrea.

BY AMBASSADOR TESFAMICAEL GERAHTU

38th HRC Session – Item 4 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur

Geneva, 26 June 2018

Mr. President,

In the last six years, Eritrea has been subjected to harassment under the country-specific resolutions and mandates of the Human Right Council.

As pointed out on many occasions, this is not driven by concerns of “grave human rights violations”.

The over-arching political objective of the principal architects has always been to villify, destabilize and isolate Eritrea and human right mechanisms have been misused as an extension of regional conflict.

It is unfortunate that the Council is discussing the final but unwarranted and recycled report of the Special Rapporteur. The lack of objectivity and professionalism is again manifested in the unsubstantiated allegations, denial of Eritrea’s achievements and the myths of “no tangible progress, continued concern, lack of genuine commitment, etc.”. Continue reading 38th Session of the Human Rights Council: Eritrean Delegation Statement

Letter to the UN Human Rights Council from Eritrea-based Civil Society Groups

DEAR Members of the Human Rights Council,

As members of civil society representing diverse groups in Eritrea, we are incensed by the outrageous and extraordinary human rights related allegations made in the 484-page report of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea. The most extraordinary yet least substantiated of these allegations is that of “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations” to a degree that “constitute crimes against humanity.”  Continue reading Letter to the UN Human Rights Council from Eritrea-based Civil Society Groups

The Hypocrisy of the West Towards Eritrea

DREAM ON.  Our detractors perfectly aware that UNHRC cannot order sanctions or maintain existing ones nor refer to the ICC, as their ultimate goal is to achieve their long held dream of seeing “revolution” in Eritrea. According to BBC political analyst, each time such a commission does its year long research and findings followed by coordinated public “naming and shaming”, governments normally fall or spur towards change. ንርኢ በለት ዕውርቲ!

By Berhane Alazar,

THE West’s hypocrisy towards the third world countries in general and Eritrea in particular continues unabated and is simply mind-boggling how it chooses only one side of the coin!

Watching the “Monkey see, monkey do” type drama unfolding, yesterday in Geneva, of the so called “Commission of Inquiry” of the UN Human Rights Council on Eritrea – by grownup men and women would have been nothing short of comical if the matter wasn’t serious, albeit unfounded, allegations leveled against Eritrea.  Continue reading The Hypocrisy of the West Towards Eritrea

FM Urges UNHRC to Terminate and Rescind Country-Specific Resolutions on Eritrea

FM questioning the legality and wisdom of circumventing UPR mechanism selectively at the 25th Session of UNHRC

By TesfaNews,

Eritrean Foreign Minister, Osman Saleh, on Monday called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to unequivocally terminate both the Country-Specific Resolution and Country Mandate holder on Eritrea in order for the Council focus on strengthening engagement, dialogue and institutional linkage with Eritrea under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) framework that he described it as timely and legitimate.

The minister made the remarks at a speech he delivered at the 25th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (3 – 28 March, 2014) in Geneva. Continue reading FM Urges UNHRC to Terminate and Rescind Country-Specific Resolutions on Eritrea

Eritrea: Right of Reply at the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council

By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean Delegation at the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva exercised its right of reply to the statement made by the representative of Lithuania on behalf of EU, the Republic of Germany and Austria.  (Video Fast Forward @ 1:43:25) Continue reading Eritrea: Right of Reply at the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council