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Do Russia and China Read the SEMG Report Anyway?

Resolution 2182 (2014) was adopted by a vote of 13-0, with Russia and Jordan abstaining. Representative of Argentina to the UN today says the resolution with 2 abstentions didn't take views of regional groups into account. The Q is why?
Resolution 2182 (2014) was adopted by a vote of 13-0, with Russia and Jordan abstaining. Representative of Argentina to the UN today says the resolution with 2 abstentions didn’t take views of regional groups into account. The Q is why?

By Sam B.,

THE United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2182 (2014) on 24 October 2014.

The resolution states that it is: “recalling all its previous resolutions and statements of its President on the situation in Somalia and Eritrea” and is “taking note of the final reports of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (the SEMG) and their conclusions on the situations in both Somalia and Eritrea”

What prompted the title question: “Does the UNSC Read its Own Reports?” is the following statement in Resolution 2182 (2014): Continue reading Do Russia and China Read the SEMG Report Anyway?

Rapporteur to Lead UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea?

Lost credibility. From the onset Sheila Keetharuth acts as an activist rather than a mandate holder. Her involvement will lead to a deadlock

By UN Watch,

THE 47 member states of the UN Human Rights Council are expected to vote in favor or against creating a commission of inquiry into the alleged human rights abuses in Eritrea, as proposed in a draft resolution, sponsored by Somalia, that is slated for a vote today.

If adopted, the resolution would “strongly condemn” the Eritrean government for perpetrating “widespread and systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

The controversial text cites arbitrary and extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, the use of torture, arbitrary and incommunicado detention without recourse to justice, and detention in inhumane and degrading conditions.  Continue reading Rapporteur to Lead UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea?

UN Rapporteur Ought to Recuse Herself and UNHRC Should Annul Her Politically Motivated Mandate

It is a disservice to the UNHRC in general and the people of Eritrea in particular to continue to present Keetharuth as an “independent” Rapporteur, when her past and present activities against the State of Eritrea shows otherwise

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

The United Nations is increasingly seen as an instrument of U.S. foreign policy, undermining its credibility and integrity as well as its efficacy. From the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after the September 11 attacks on the United States, to the Ethiopian invasion and occupation of Somalia in 2006, the “global war on terror”, the UN has been used to advance US foreign policy. Continue reading UN Rapporteur Ought to Recuse Herself and UNHRC Should Annul Her Politically Motivated Mandate

Eritrea Breaching the “Resolution”?

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 TesfaNews,

There is nothing more revealing than witnessing the honour of the United Nations dragged into the mud for it conveniently allows itself to be seen as a tool for a club of big boys intent on bullying smaller countries through some ludicrous groups and individuals within the organisation.

The Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) was one of those discredited outfits of the United Nations designed for such purposes.

Last week, the group’s annual report to the Security Council’s sanctions committee on Eritrea and Somalia has got a fierce criticism from a number of Security Council members, notably Russia, for its “biased and groundless conclusions and recommendations.”  Continue reading Eritrea Breaching the “Resolution”?

Secret Behind Withdrawal of SG’s Eritrea Report from UN Website Exposed

Ban Ki-moon quickly given in to U.S. pressure and put down his June 8 Eritrea report. Wooow?

By Security Council Report,

On 29 August, the Secretary-General reissued the report on Eritrea (S/2012/412) initially circulated to Council members on 8 June.

In resolution 2023 of 5 December 2011 (which condemned Eritrean violations of resolutions 18441862 and 1907 and imposed new measures to prevent Eritrea from using the diaspora tax or revenues from its mining sector to commit further violations), the Council had requested the Secretary-General to report on Eritrea’s compliance with the provisions of that as well as previous relevant resolutions.

While it is not uncommon for the Secretary-General to reissue reports for “technical reasonsContinue reading Secret Behind Withdrawal of SG’s Eritrea Report from UN Website Exposed