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UNSC Must Demand Ethiopia to Withdraw from Sovereign Eritrean Territory it Occupies

No nation, big or small, should be allowed to occupy a sovereign territory of another country
Justice must be upheld. No nation, big or small, should be allowed to occupy a sovereign territory of another country. The UN Security Council, therefore, should make clear that Ethiopia’s belligerent and illegal behaviour is unacceptable.

Press Release

By The Eritrean Mission to the United Nations,

Today 13th April is the day when 14 years ago in 2002 the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) composed of five (2 British, 2 American and 1 Nigerian) internationally renowned arbitration judges unanimously decided that the disputed town of Badme is a sovereign Eritrean territory.

It is to be recalled that the Algiers Peace Agreement of 12 December 2000 signed by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia, and guaranteed by the UN and OAU/AU as well as witnessed by the United State of America and the European Union established the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), in order to determine the location of the boundary between the two neighboring countries in a Final and Binding Award. Continue reading UNSC Must Demand Ethiopia to Withdraw from Sovereign Eritrean Territory it Occupies

Critique of The UN Human Rights Commission on Eritrea


Prepared for a Meeting at the House of Lords, United Kingdom [1]
On 18 June 2015
By Asmarom Legesse, Ph.D. (Harvard)
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
Boston & Northwestern Universities and Swarthmore College

ALLOW me to express my gratitude for giving me the opportunity to address members of this august body and to Lord Rea and Lord Avebury for their efforts and attempts to hold the meetings at the House of Lords and especially despite Lord Avebury’s grave illness. The first meeting that was scheduled was cancelled at short notice, due to the concerted effort of Baroness Kinnock and to the dismay of the Eritrean Diaspora. We remain, however, always deeply indebted to Lord Avebury for his sustained support over the years. Continue reading Critique of The UN Human Rights Commission on Eritrea

Lord Avebury’s Letter Response to Ethiopia

“No mechanisms to revisit the EEBC decision and the first step towards normalisation of relation with Eritrea is if Ethiopia unconditionally accept the final and binding nature of the Commission’s findings” – Lord Eric Avebury

By TesfaNews,

On February 27, 2015, Ethiopian Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Berhane Kebede, wrote a lengthy letter to Lord Avebury regarding relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as to explore if there are mechanisms out there that could be applied so that the court revisit its decision.

Surprisingly, Lord Avebury’s response was clear and to the point :  Continue reading Lord Avebury’s Letter Response to Ethiopia