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March 8 – International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, March 8 , is intended as a day of celebration for the economic and social achievements of women around the world, especially, as designated by the United Nations, in terms of political and human rights. Let us examine the human rights situation in…

Eritrea: Under International Scrutiny, Allow Independent Human Rights Monitoring

Press Release Eritrea: Under International Scrutiny, Allow Independent Human Rights Monitoring 4th February 2014 The Government of Eritrea should accept recommendations to cooperate fully with the United Nations human rights system, said Human Rights Concern-Eritrea, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project and…

PRESS RELEASE: Eritrean Refugee dies in Negad detention cerntre in Djibouti

Eritrean Refugee dies in Negad detention cerntre in Djibouti PRESS RELEASE 30th January 2014 Eritrean Refugee dies in Negad detention cerntre in Djibouti Thomas Haddish, a 21 -year-old Eritrean, died yesterday evening in Djibouti Negad Detention Centre. Having fled from Eritrea three years ago, fearing serious…

Responses by Human Rights Concern – Eritrea (HRCE) to the Eritrean National Report

Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights of – Eritrea National Report Submitted to the Human Rights Council by Government of Eritrea (GoE) Nov. 2013  http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G13/185/01/PDF/G1318501.pdf?OpenElement V. Progress on UPR Recommendations A.    Rights of the Child: Follow-up to 2009 UPR Recommendations: Implementation: The GoE accepted the recommendation…

Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, after her visit to Tunisia and Malta (11 – 20 November 2013)

(GENEVA 25 November 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, expressed great concern about rampant human rights violations in Eritrea which caused hundreds of thousands to leave their country for an unknown and precarious future.

Dozens of Eritrean mutineers killed says army deserter

September 30, 2013 (SHIRE, ETHIOPIA) – An Eritrean soldier who recently fled to Ethiopia has alleged that many of the dissident soldiers who in January laid siege at the ministry of information building in the capital Asmara have been killed.

Threat and Intimidation Campaign against Advocates of Rights of Bologna Summit 2013 is Violation of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

London 23-09-2013: Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) has strongly condemned a new threat and intimidation campaign currently underway against the participants of the Bologna Summit 2013. The campaign started on Friday 14 September 2013, via two Eritrean Paltalk Rooms and continues until this day. It aggressively…

Eritrean Prisoners of War ————- Detained, For how long?

During the Eritrean – Djiboutian border conflict, that took place between 10 – 13 June 2008, there       were Prisoners of War (POW) from both sides. The 19 Eritrean POW have been detained in Negad detention center in Djibouti. One of the POWs (see…

Letter to the President of the Federal States of Somalia

H.E. Prof. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud The President of the Federal States of Somalia Via : Email 13 June 2013 Your Excellency, I would like to take this opportunity to deeply thank you for your Government’s principled positions at the United Nations in Geneva, which are a…

Eritrean diplomat ordered out of Canada after ‘tax’ on ex-pats

The head of the Eritrean Consulate in Toronto has been ordered to leave Canada in the wake of reports that said Semere Ghebremariam O. Micael has been involved in soliciting a “diaspora tax” from Eritreans in Canada. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued a news release…