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ልኡኽ ኮሚሽን ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ምስ ሚኒስትሪታትን ሃገራውያን ማሕበራትን ዘትዩ

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ቴክኒካዊ ልኡኽ ላዕለዋይ ኮሚሽን ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት (UNCHR) ኣብ ኤርትራ ናይ 5 መዓልታት ዑደት የካይድ ኣሎ

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ብ ኤርትራ ናይ 5 መዓልታት ዑደት ዘካይድ ዘሎ ቴክኒካዊ ልኡኽ ላዕለዋይ ኮሚሽን ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት፡ ብ4 ለካቲት ምስ ሚኒስትሪታትን ሃገራውያን ማሕበራትን ኤርትራ ተራኺቡ ዘትዩ። እቲ ልኡኽ፡ ኣብ ሰለስተ ቀዳምነታት ኤርትራ፡ ማለት ፍርዳዊ ኣካላት፡ ስንኩላንን ውሕስነት ማይን ሓበሬታ ብምእካብ፡ ቴክኒካዊ ምትሕግጋዝ ንምእማም ዝዓለመ’ዩ።

ኣብ መኽፈቲ ናይ’ቲ ርክብ፡ ካብ ሚኒስትሪ ጉዳያት ወጻኢ ኣምባሳደር ተስፋሚካኤል ገራህቱ ኣብ ዘስመዖ ቃል፡ ኤርትራ ኣብ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ዝበቘለት ሃገር ብምዃና፡ ነቲ ጉዳይ ኣብ መስርሕ ህንጸት ሃገር ኣብ ኩሉ ጽፍሕታት፡ ጽላታት፡ ፖሊሲታትን ፕሮግራማትን ትሰርሓሉ ምህላዋ ብምሕባር፡ እቲ ሕጂ ዝዝረበሉ ዘሎ፡ ኤርትራ ኣብ 2014 ብመሰረት ዘቕረበቶ ሃገራዊ ጸብጻብ ዝተቐበለቶ ለበዋታት፡ ነዚ እምነትን ጻዕሪን ዘንጸባርቕ ምዃኑ ሓቢሩ። Continue reading ልኡኽ ኮሚሽን ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ምስ ሚኒስትሪታትን ሃገራውያን ማሕበራትን ዘትዩ

2015 in Review: Demystifying Human Rights

In this piece of “2015 in Review” series, we consider Eritrean human rights within the backdrop of the attrition war and attempts to isolate Eritrea, assessing the meaning of seminal events and forecasting the road ahead.

By Simon Keleta,

In June 2015, Eritreans around the world read with astonishment that the Eritrean state was accused of slavery, rape, and crimes against humanity.

Eritreans are the longtime witnesses and victims of some of the modern world’s worst atrocities. During the liberation struggle and the 1998-2000 war with Ethiopia, Eritreans were the victims of unrelenting, genocidal scorched-earth policies compounded by barbaric military campaigns that saw little international outcry from “human rights defenders”.

For this reason, Eritreans do not take lightly loaded words and phrases like “slavery,” “rape,” and “crimes against humanity” being thrown around with reckless abandon. Continue reading 2015 in Review: Demystifying Human Rights

Why the UN Human Right Council Must Dismiss and Reject the Special Rapporteur’s Report on Eritrea


The SR’s report on Eritrea was neither thorough nor accurate or impartial so can not be taken at face value

By TesfaNews,

The Government of Eritrea has already given an elaborate and clear response to the report of the Special Rapporteur.

But when we observed the basic tenets of the rules of procedure of the Council being violated and abused by the Rapporteur and the very Council that is supposed to protect and respect the rule of law, we felt that we should write something on the issue.

1)  Any testimony collected from any person or group under duress or blackmail etc … cannot be admitted as bonafide evidence. It is automatically dismissed and rejected.  Continue reading Why the UN Human Right Council Must Dismiss and Reject the Special Rapporteur’s Report on Eritrea

UN Rights Expert Set to Gather Information from Eritrean Refugees

After deciding to gather information from refugees that were encouraged to flee in the first place and later tainted by Ethiopian propaganda and false promises, the context of her upcoming report is a forgone conclusion.

Somalia, Djibouti and Nigeria, the worst human right abusers on the continent, sponsored Ms. Sheila B. to become special rapporteur on Eritrea. How ironic?

By High Commissioner for Human Rights,

The [controversial] United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, will carry out an official visit to Ethiopia and Djibouti from 30 April to 9 May 2013 to collect information directly from Eritrean refugees on the human rights situation in their country.

Since her appointment in November 2012, the Special Rapporteur has made several requests to visit Eritrea, which has so far not been granted. She has repeatedly urged the Eritrean authorities to collaborate with her mandate with a view to addressing its human rights challenges. In her view, the mandate offers an opportunity for the Eritrean Government to engage in a fresh and constructive dialogue on human rights issues brought to the fore by an array of stakeholders.  Continue reading UN Rights Expert Set to Gather Information from Eritrean Refugees