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Eritrea’s Response to the Report of the Special Rapporteur

Eritrea’s rejects the defamatory portrayal of the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea
“It is high time for the UNHRC to break with inertia and terminate the unwarranted ritual of annual harassment of Eritrea.” – Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

The UNHRC Special Rapporteur issued, on 17th April this year, a 20- page annual report on Eritrea. Sadly, the report is replete with the same presumptive and offensive allegations that have characterized the annual reports since 2012. Continue reading Eritrea’s Response to the Report of the Special Rapporteur

General Assembly Elects Eritrea to Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly plenary meeting today elects 18 member states, including Eritrea, to the 47-member UN Human Rights Council based in Geneva.

Of the 193 eligible number of ballots, 160 votes collected for Eritrea to be elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the coming three years.

BY UNITED NATIONS

The General Assembly today elected 18 States to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe. Continue reading General Assembly Elects Eritrea to Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Chief Met Ethiopia Opposition Leaders, Journalists

Al Hussein: The calls by civil society, students, religious leaders and political opponents are clear: lift the state of emergency, release those detained for speaking out, reform bad laws and hold an inclusive political dialogue.

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

Members of the opposition and journalists who were recently released from prison had held talks with UN human rights chief and gave firsthand account of the human rights violations in the country.

Ethiopian authorities allow UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to take a closer look at the human rights situations in the country after blocking access to him and his staff for two years. Continue reading UN Human Rights Chief Met Ethiopia Opposition Leaders, Journalists

Eritrea Intrigued by Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed’s Action

Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Mr. Ahmed Shaheed
Special Rapporteur
Freedom of Religion or Belief
Genève

Dear Mr. Shaheed

I refer to a rather curious communication (Ref. AL ERI 2/2017) that was sent to me jointly by your good selves on 17 January last month.

Let me first dwell briefly on the incident.

On the early afternoon of 31 October 2017 around 100 youth (students from the Al Diaa Private School and others in the neighborhood) marched from Akheria, a neighborhood in the northern periphery of Asmara to the al-Khulafa’ ar-Rashidun Mosque in the center of the city. Continue reading Eritrea Intrigued by Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed’s Action

Eritrea: UNHRC Special Rapporteur in Cahoots with Subversive Groups

Enough is Enough. Sheila Keetharuth, the UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, has been engaged in activities that constitute a flagrant abuse of her mandate and continues to act with blatant violation of the principles of impartiality, non-selectivity and objectivity that govern the work of Special Rapporteurs. But her continued entanglements with sworn anti-Eritrea regime-change elements have compromised her position beyond repair. Eritrea, is therefore, requesting the UNHRC to take swift action without further delay.

BY ERITREA MISSION- GENEVA | SHABAIT

In mid-October this year,  Eritrea’s avowed detractors convened a meeting in Brussels under  the rubric of “Human Rights Situation  in Eritrea”. Principal  speakers at the event – which was open to limited and selected invited  guests during the first day (October 19th) included  the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea (SR) Ms. Sheila Keetharuth; Ms. Mirien V. Reisen (European  External  Policy Advisor) – who has publicly and vocally opposed Eritrea’s independence from the outset – as well  as a number of notorious “regime-change” activists and their foreign mentors.  Continue reading Eritrea: UNHRC Special Rapporteur in Cahoots with Subversive Groups

Statistics been Manipulated, Inflated and Sensationally Managed to Tarnish Eritrea

Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu

By Shabait,

Eritrean Delegation Statement
UNHRC 67th Session– EXCOM Meeting
3 – 8 October 2016

Presented by Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eritrea

Geneva, 5 October 2016

Excellencies and Delegates

My delegation commends the UNHRC, EXCOM and the Chair person for organizing and leading the current session. I also congratulate you, HE Mr Filipo Grandi on your election as UN High Commissioner for Refugees and express my delegation’s readiness to engage and cooperate with your mandate.

We believe that the influx of migrants, forced displacements and refugees constitute a colossal force and challenge of today’s global reality. Accordingly, a governance of migration rooted on a development-migration nexus has decisive implications to the promotion of peace and security, and human right and development. Continue reading Statistics been Manipulated, Inflated and Sensationally Managed to Tarnish Eritrea

Blaming the Victim: The COI’s Bogus Case Against Eritrea

It is now abundantly clear that the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea has nothing to do with human rights or out of concern for the welfare of the Eritrean people. It had political intentions behind it and the objective was all along been sinister – i.e. regime change.

By Prof. Tesfay Aradom,

Eritrea has appeared twice in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, accepted 92 recommendations and is actively working to implement them. It has established fruitful cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Additionally, it has invited a number of thematic mandate holders to visit the country“. This is an excerpt from the address of Eritrea’s Head of delegation, Mr. Yemane Ghebreab, to the 32nd session of the UNHCR. Continue reading Blaming the Victim: The COI’s Bogus Case Against Eritrea

Eritrea Tabled Draft Resolution to Counter COI

In light of the unfairness of the accusations leveled against it and the gravity of its ramifications, Eritrea tabled its own draft resolution and called member states to support it.

By TesfaNews,

Earlier this month, Eritrea was accused of crimes against humanity by a UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) tasked with investigating allegations against the government. Unlike its first report last year, Council members approached the commission’s latest findings with caution as some of its recommendations have the potential to destabilize the country or even prolong repression, an issue that it was set up to prevent in the first place. Continue reading Eritrea Tabled Draft Resolution to Counter COI