In a 160-page ruling, the Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissed the efforts of the mining company, Nevsun Resources Limited, to block the case from going forward in Canada and to prevent the plaintiffs from pursuing claims for complicity in crimes against humanity. Continue reading
ሓልዮት ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ኤርትራ፡ ካብ ስልጣን ዝተወገዱ ፓትሪያሪክ ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተ ከርስትያን ኤርትራ ይቕረ ሓቲቶም፡ ዝብል መግለጺ ኣዝዩ ከምዝተሓሳሰቦ ይገልጽ። 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
(London, April 7, 2016) According to various credible sources, on Sunday 3 April 2016, Eritrean soldiers escorting 10-15 convoys of conscripts from a military training camp near to Akordet, to work as labourers in Assab, shot dead at least eleven people, including a woman and child, as well as severely wounding many others when some conscripts attempted to escape. The child was walking towards a shop, while the woman was going about her business. Continue reading
(bellaafrica.com, Reinhardt Jacobsen, Feb 10, 2016) A Court in Amsterdam struck down Meseret Bahlbi lawsuit against Mirjam van Reisen, Dutch professor and human rights advocate. The judge found that she was not guilty of libel and slander and that the youth party of the Eritrean government can be seen as a means of collecting intelligence abroad. Continue reading
Time: 9.30 – 12.00hrs
Venue: Old University, St Paul Street, Valletta
Aditus Foundation, Integra Foundation and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Malta, in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Europe and the Migration and Development civil society (MADE) network in Africa, invite you to attend the civil society event on the Valletta Summit. Continue reading
The report was released publicly throught a press conference on Monday, 8 June 2015 at 10:30 AM.
This page contains a short and long (detailed findings) version of the COI report, a press release on the report, an updated fact sheet and visual material – satellite photos, a map and drawings from an Eritrean torture survivor.
Nevsun Resources Ltd. (November 21, 2014) (TSX: NSU / NYSE MKT: NSU) (Nevsun or the Company) advises that a lawsuit has been filed against it in the B.C. Supreme Court by three individuals who claim to have once worked with a local sub-contractor at the Bisha Mine in Eritrea. The lawsuit makes human rights allegations against the Company and its local sub-contractor. The Company denies the allegations and will vigorously defend itself against this claim. Continue reading
(26 September 2014) : The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella (Gabon), announced today the appointment of Mike Smith of Australia and Victor Dankwa of Ghana who will join Sheila B. Keetharuth, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, to serve as the members of the commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged human rights violations in Eritrea, mandated by the Council at its June 2014 session. Mr. Smith will serve as Chair of the three-person commission. Continue reading
Extends Mandates on Belarus, Eritrea and Human Rights and Transnational Corporations
The Human Rights Council this morning adopted eight texts in which it created a Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities and established a commission of inquiry on Eritrea. The Council extended the mandate of the Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, and the mandates of the Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Eritrea and in Belarus. Continue reading