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Groups Urge UN Human Rights Council Over Ethiopia Protests

U.N. Human Rights Council
Dozens of rights groups have written to the U.N. Human Rights Council calling for an independent investigation into the killings of hundreds of protesters in Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromia regions since November 2015.

By Elias Deseret | Associated Press,

More than a dozen rights groups have written to the U.N. Human Rights Council urging an immediate halt to “excessive” use of force by Ethiopian security forces.

The letter dated Thursday also calls for an independent investigation into the reported killings of hundreds of people in Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromia states since November 2015 amid protests. Continue reading Groups Urge UN Human Rights Council Over Ethiopia Protests

Eritrea’s Statement at 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Statement by HE Mr. Yemane Ghebreab,
Head of Delegation

During the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea
32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

21 June 2016, Geneva

Mr. President,

Excellencies, Colleagues,

Yesterday, June 20th, was a day of remembrance and rededication in Eritrea and among Eritrean communities abroad. The people of Eritrea paid tribute to over 85,000 of their fellow citizens, men and women, who died fighting for the liberation, and then the defense, of their country and pledged to rededicate themselves to build a nation worthy of their martyrs. Continue reading Eritrea’s Statement at 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Human Rights and Eritrea’s Reality

Setting the Records Straight

By ESMART,

The Eritrean Global Movement Against Unjust Sanctions (ESMART) is submitting this document because it had hoped to engage, the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Eritrea, as an independent fact finder, so that she can adhere to a higher standard of investigation, despite early signs to the contrary.

We had expected the employment in her investigation of nothing less than a solid due process that is characterized by a clearly defined notice and hearing procedures, objectivity and reasonableness.  Continue reading Human Rights and Eritrea’s Reality

Eritrea and Canada Deny Entry to UN Special Rapporteurs

Double standard? How does the UN Human Rights Council will handle these two similar situations?

By TesfaNews,

Eritrea and Canada deny entry for UN Special rapporteurs to their respective countries citing legality and due process of their appointment.

Ms. Beedwantee Keetharuth, special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, have been heard complaining on the media about Asmara’s refusal to let her in to the country inorder to assess the human rights situation in the country.

The Harper government, on the one hand , blocked the UN special rapporteur on Indigenous peoples from visiting Canada.  Continue reading Eritrea and Canada Deny Entry to UN Special Rapporteurs

Eritrea Wins UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Seat

Eritrea wins a three year seat at the UN Advisory Committee – ACABQ

By TesfaNews,

Eritrea won comfortably a seat on a powerful UN committee that addresses budgetary and administrative matters.

The Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) is a subsidiary organ of the United Nation that oversees spending at the United Nations.

The tight race among five African candidates for the two African seats on a 16-member Advisory Committee went two rounds of balloting.  Continue reading Eritrea Wins UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Seat