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UN Sclerosis and Role of NGOs at the Human Rights Council

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