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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

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

Stop Politicizing Human Rights

UN Human Rights Council shouldn’t allow the process and outcome of investigation by its rapporteurs to be politicized

By E-SMART,

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea submitted her “report” to the UN Human Rights Council on 28 May 2013.

Though this report was expected to be the result of a thorough, accurate and impartial investigation in line with the mandate from the Council, a cursory look at it shows it falls far short of the goal.

In fact, it has all the characteristics of a deplorable cut-and-paste job drawing on the piles of misinformation fabricated and orchestrated by Eritrea’s historical enemies over the last decade and half.  Continue reading Stop Politicizing Human Rights