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38th Session of the Human Rights Council: Eritrean Delegation Statement

council should revoke Sheila Keetharuth's mandate and rescind all her reports on Eritrea. 
Given Sheila Keetharuth’s long-standing record of animosity towards Eritrea and her history of anti-Eritrea activism, the council should revoke her mandate and rescind all her reports on Eritrea.

BY AMBASSADOR TESFAMICAEL GERAHTU

38th HRC Session – Item 4 – Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur

Geneva, 26 June 2018

Mr. President,

In the last six years, Eritrea has been subjected to harassment under the country-specific resolutions and mandates of the Human Right Council.

As pointed out on many occasions, this is not driven by concerns of “grave human rights violations”.

The over-arching political objective of the principal architects has always been to villify, destabilize and isolate Eritrea and human right mechanisms have been misused as an extension of regional conflict.

It is unfortunate that the Council is discussing the final but unwarranted and recycled report of the Special Rapporteur. The lack of objectivity and professionalism is again manifested in the unsubstantiated allegations, denial of Eritrea’s achievements and the myths of “no tangible progress, continued concern, lack of genuine commitment, etc.”. Continue reading 38th Session of the Human Rights Council: Eritrean Delegation Statement