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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

Ethiopia: US House Resolution 128 Passed

The resolution calls for commitment to human rights, democracy, rule of law in Ethiopia

The non-binding resolution has now passed its initial stage successfully and awaits the Senate to enact it into Law. Now the ball is on the new Prime Minister’s court.

BY FELIX HORNE | HRW

Today, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution encouraging Ethiopia’s government to increase respect for human rights, rule of law, and democracy. This non-binding resolution, combined with recent statements from the US Embassy in Addis, sends a strong signal to Ethiopia’s new prime minister that the US expects significant reforms ahead. Continue reading Ethiopia: US House Resolution 128 Passed

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

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

UN Rights Council Urged to Support Human Rights Resolution on Ethiopia

Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Advocacy Network and a number of Rights Groups strongly urges members of the UN Human Rights Council to support the “Situation of Human Rights in Ethiopia” resolution and send a bold message to Ethiopian regime.

BY ESAT NEWS

The Ethiopian Advocacy Network (EAN) said it has submitted a letter to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council urging members to support a draft resolution which, among others, condemn human rights violations, extrajudicial killings and use of the anti-terror as well as the charities and societies proclamation to attack civic society and the press. Continue reading UN Rights Council Urged to Support Human Rights Resolution on Ethiopia

Eritrea’s Statement at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of H.E. Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu, Head of the Eritrean Delegation to the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, 13 June 2017

Mr. President,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen

In May last month, the Eritrean people celebrated their 26th Independence Anniversary. The celebrations were held throughout the breadth and length of the country, as well as in the Diaspora, with spectacular public events amid undiminished enthusiasm that has few parallels elsewhere. Asmara’s Liberation and Martyr’s Avenues were thronged with tens of thousands of residents during the Carnival Show on May 22nd and the overnight street party on the eve of Independence Day. This was invariably the case in all the cities, towns and villages all over the country. For a country that had to wage Africa’s longest and most difficult armed struggle for liberation, the honeymoon of independence could not but be still vibrant, still mesmerizing 26 years on.

To read, against this backdrop, Sheila’s surreal report to this august body on a country she avidly hates but knows little to nothing about, can only evoke indignation and outrage. Continue reading Eritrea’s Statement at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council