Human Rights Concern-Eritrea (HRCE) has very serious concerns about the accuracy and truth of the reported “confession” by Patriarch Antonios, the Head of the Eritrean Orthodox Church. Continue reading
On Friday 1st July, 2016, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the report and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry on the situation of human rights in Eritrea (COIE), including the conclusion that crimes against humanity have been committed by the government and officials of Eritrea. Continue reading
20 June 2016
Re: Draft Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Eritrea dated 15th June 2016 Continue reading
Human Rights Concern-Eritrea (HRCE) maintains without any reservations that enforced labour by Eritrean conscripts engaged under the compulsory National Service programme continues in internationally owned mines in Eritrea.
The Eritrean government sent a letter to the President and members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) on 30 May, 2016, urging them to be given “meaningful opportunity to study and respond to the allegations” brought forth by the Commission of Inquiry”. In the meantime, the Government of Eritrea urges the Council to suspend all deliberations. The government further urges the Council to intervene and “prevent the setting of a dangerous precedent that allows for the flagrant violation of the HRC’s own ‘Commission of Inquiry Manual'”. Eritrea has also objected the early release of the Commission of Inquiry’s report. The COI is releasing its findings to the media tomorrow, June 8, 2016. (See COI advisory here)