38th HRC Session – Item 4 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur
Geneva, 26 June 2018
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.
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 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→
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.