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Human Rights Committee Examines Civil and Political Rights in Eritrea

The Human Rights Committee reviewed implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Eritrea
“The dialogue with the Human Rights Committee was the initial turning point for the future engagement, and for the fulfillment of the country’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” – Mr. Tesfamicael Gerahtu

BY UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

The Human Rights Committee concluded on Wednesday (13) its review of the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Eritrea, in the absence of a report, and with the delegation present. Continue reading Human Rights Committee Examines Civil and Political Rights in Eritrea

EDITORIAL// Eritrea’s Election to the United Nations Human Rights Council

Eritrea strongly believes the promotion and protection of human rights should be based on impartiality, genuine dialogue, constructive engagement, and close cooperation …

Eritrea is a country that emerged out of a long and difficult struggle for human rights. Like any developing country, Eritrea has its own human rights challenges.

BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

Eritrea is pleased and highly honored to be elected to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). The HRC is the UN’s inter-governmental body that deliberates on issues pertaining to the development, promotion, protection, and fulfillment of international human rights law, norms, and standards. Continue reading EDITORIAL// Eritrea’s Election to the United Nations Human Rights Council

General Assembly Elects Eritrea to Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly plenary meeting today elects 18 member states, including Eritrea, to the 47-member UN Human Rights Council based in Geneva.

Of the 193 eligible number of ballots, 160 votes collected for Eritrea to be elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the coming three years.

BY UNITED NATIONS

The General Assembly today elected 18 States to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe. Continue reading General Assembly Elects Eritrea to Human Rights Council

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

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

Eritrean Delegation Statement at the UN Interactive Dialogue on Human Rights

Human rights objectives are best promoted through engagement, underpinned by cooperation and mutual respect. So let’s not undermine UPR mechanism with proliferation of country specific mandates in the promotion and protection of human rights in all countries.

BY AMANUEL GIORGIO

Mr. Chairman

Distinguished delegates

This is the fifth time the Special Rapporteur is appearing before the Third Committee in an informal setting whose bias work against Eritrea has been clear. Her mandate was tabled and spearheaded by countries with known hostile stance against Eritrea with the aim of demonizing and isolating Eritrea under the guise of human rights concerns. Continue reading Eritrean Delegation Statement at the UN Interactive Dialogue on Human Rights

#HRC34: UK Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Eritrea

This statement was delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea on 13 March 2017.

Special Rapporteur? UK’s arrogance is astounding. Get this – Eritrea reiterates its strong support for the UPR process as the most viable and effective mechanism to address any human rights issue.

BY UK MISSION – GENEVA

The United Kingdom would like to thank the Special Rapporteur for her work. The UK shares her concerns on the human rights situation in Eritrea and that the international community’s engagement with Eritrea is important to achieving human rights reform. Continue reading #HRC34: UK Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Eritrea