Tag Archives: COI Eritrea

Eritrea’s Response to Djibouti’s Cynical Accusation

The Eritrean delegation trounced the hypocritical accusation made by the Djiboutian delegation during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights situation in Eritrea

BY AMANUEL GIORGIO

Mr. Chair,

I would like to thank those who in their interventions stressed the importance of constructive partnership in the promotion and protection of human right as well as expressing their concern about politicization, double standards and selectivity of the human rights mechanism. Continue reading Eritrea’s Response to Djibouti’s Cynical Accusation

TPLF Troubled by Renewed EU-Eritrea Relation

Photo: Meeting between Eritrean President and German delegation led by the Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller at State House, Asmara – December 2015.

BY SERAWR

Europe’s softening stand on Eritrea has sparked fear with in the TPLF, a minority clique now ruling Ethiopia, according to a report broadcasted last week by the Ethiopia Satellite Television, ESAT.

The complete failing of the TPLF’s long standing policy against Eritrea that emanates from the border conflict and its own claim of Eritrea’s continued supports to Ethiopian freedom forces, has left the regime confused, the report stated citing information and documents it received from sources who work at Ethiopia’s UN branch in New York. Continue reading TPLF Troubled by Renewed EU-Eritrea Relation

Statement by Mr. Yemane Ghebreab at the Interactive Dialogue, UNGA 3rd Committee

Eritrea does not seek favored treatment. It seeks fairness.

Statement by Mr. Yemane Ghebreab at the Interactive Dialogue
(UNGA, Third Committee, New York, 27 October 2016)

Mr. President,

Excellencies,

Eritrea sees little value in entering into a polemic with the Special Rapporteur. We prefer an altogether different and positive approach. We wish to explain our situation, point to our modest achievements, describe our challenges, elaborate on our programs, reaffirm our responsibility and commitment, emphasize the importance of solidarity and express our readiness for constructive engagement and cooperation. Continue reading Statement by Mr. Yemane Ghebreab at the Interactive Dialogue, UNGA 3rd Committee

Quick Thoughts on Special Rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth Presentation to UN Assembly

Sheila B. Keetharuth, member of the former Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea and Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea as well, encouraged the General Assembly to adopt a resolution submitting the Commission’s report to the Security Council for possible referral of the situation to the International Criminal Court.

By Aghade*,

Listening to Special Rapporteur Ms. Sheila Keetharuth make her final presentation yesterday to UN Assembly’s 3rd Committee was very strange, to say the least.

Leaving aside the politically motivated report that she predictably wheeled out, Ms. Keetharuth surprised us with her request for some sort of administrative power over Eritrea so that she can help run the country as she sees it fit and supposedly free the people of Eritrea from Eritrea itself.

Her subliminal argument would have been considered a joke had she not actually made specific recommendations as part of her final commentary to the committee. Continue reading Quick Thoughts on Special Rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth Presentation to UN Assembly

UN Sclerosis and Role of NGOs at the Human Rights Council

The notorious “researchers” with backgrounds in anti-Eritrea activism. A closer scrutiny of these “researchers” and Sheila Keetharuth’s association with them explains not just the flawed contents of the COIE report but also its hateful tone.

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

Eritrea has come full circle, and the events during the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) brought a lot of issues to a head. As I watched the proceedings, it dawned on me that words like “impartiality”, “politically motivated” and “bias” were meaningless, as each game (against the member state) had its own rules.

It was normal to be impartial in one game and ruthlessly partial in another; it was normal to decry political bias in one case, and ensure it in another; it was normal to cry foul about faulty methodology by some states in one case, but employ it to make a case against another. Truth was in the hands of the beholder, double standards and hypocrisy ruled… Continue reading UN Sclerosis and Role of NGOs at the Human Rights Council

The Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea is NOT “Dead” Yet

After three years of work, the COI report on Eritrea have failed miserably to impress its chief sponsor, the U.S, and many of the Council members for lack of accuracy, objectivity, partiality, integrity and credibility. But that doesn’t mean the report is defeated altogether. 

By Aghade*,

Two weeks ago, Eritreans around the world celebrated soon after it was announced that the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) did not accept the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (COIE) as something accurate and well researched. Now that the dust has settled and the anti-Eritrea groups and their sponsors have begun to re-group again, it’s important for Eritreans and friends of Eritrea to know what happened at HRC meeting and what’s awaiting around the corner. Continue reading The Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea is NOT “Dead” Yet