(Eritreans for Facilitating National Dialog – EFND, July 7, 2016) Nevsun is a Canadian gold mining company operating in Eritrea – a country that has been ruled through fear and terror for the last 25 years. And recent investigations by a UN Commission of Inquiry (COI), confirmed the ruling junta has been committing “crimes against humanity” against its own people (10). Continue reading
Activists from across Africa highlight the need for African governments to support the International Criminal Court in a video by 21 African and international nongovernmental organizations.
(hrw.org, Nairobi, July 6, 2016) Activists from across Africa clarify misconceptions about the International Criminal Court (ICC) and highlight the need for African governments to support the court in a video released today by 21 African and international nongovernmental organizations. Continue reading
Hanna Petros Solomon, the daughter of Petros Solomon and Aster Yohaness who have been both imprisoned incommunicado since 2001 and 2003 respectively, gave the following moving speech at the side-event, organized by Human Rights Concern-Eritrea and Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Co-sponsored by: Article 19, DefendDefenders, and International Fellowship for Reconciliation, during the 32nd Human Rights Council Session, 22nd June 2016, Palais de Nations, Geneva: Continue reading
Geneva (8 June 2016) – Crimes against humanity have been committed in a widespread and systematic manner in Eritrean detention facilities, military training camps and other locations across the country over the past 25 years, according to a new report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, released Wednesday. Continue reading
On 12th June 2016, an outbreak of intense fighting was reported along the border areas between Eritrea and Ethiopia, raising the spectre of a fresh full-scale war breaking out. Troops from both countries have been involved in serious clashes. Local witnesses have confirmed the presence of heavy artillery and large numbers of troops of both nationalities in the Tsorona border area, and heavy guns have apparently been fired from both sides. Continue reading
Human Rights Concern-Eritrea (HRCE) expresses its wholehearted support for the conclusions reached by the UN Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights in Eritrea (COIE) in its second report, which was launched on 8th June 2016. In particular, HRCE is concerned to emphasise and underline the prime conclusion of the Commission that “Eritrean officials have committed crimes against humanity” in the last 25 years. Continue reading
(biv.com, Nelson Bennett, April 19, 2016) Human rights groups are backing several claims against firms operating in Guatemala, Eritrea:
In the coming months, the BC Supreme Court is expected to decide whether a civil claim against a B.C. company with a mine in Eritrea can be heard in Canada.
Three former Eritrean mine workers claim Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU) was complicit in the Eritrean government’s use of conscripted labour and other human rights abuses at the company’s Bisha mine. Continue reading