Category: Press Release

Open Letter to Rt Hon. David Cameron MP

HRCE director, Elizabeth Chyrum, sends an open letter to Rt Hon. David Cameron MP expressing deep concern on the Home Office’s permission of the UKBA to use a completely discredited Danish report as the criteria for determining the outcome of applications filed by Eritrean asylum-seekers who have fled…

Press Release-HRCE Welcomes Extended COI Mandate

Geneva, Switzerland, (3 July 2015): Human Rights Concern -Eritrea (HRCE) welcomes the renewal of the mandates of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) and the Special Rapporteur (SR) on the situation of human rights in Eritrea for a period of one year.

Human Rights Concern-Eritrea: Press Release

Geneva, Switzerland (June 30, 2015), Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) in collaboration with various human rights organizations and international NGO’s hosted a presentation featuring victims and witnesses that contributed their experiences to the recent Commission of Inquiry (COI) report on Eritrea. The COI was established by…

Siskinds Law Firm Press Release on Nevsun Resources Ltd. Class Action

(Source Siskinds Law Firm) On November 20, 2014, three plaintiffs filed suit* in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX: NSU / NYSE MKT: NSU), a Vancouver-based international mining company whose primary operation is its Bisha mine in western Eritrea (“Bisha Mine”).

Response to Sophia Tesfamariam: 10 Reasons Why She Is Wrong

On 28 October 2014, the Special Rapporteur (SR) on the situation of Human Rights in Eritrea, Ms. Sheila Keetharuth had  an interactive dialogue with the UN General Assembly, third Committee in New York. She presented her second report, and her findings include damning indictments of the…

Eritrean Regime Pressurised by International Legal Processes More Than Ever

Today, the 20th November 2014 has seen two landmark developments regarding the dire state of human rights violations in Eritrea. In the morning hours, the UN-mandated Commission of Inquiry (COI) formally announced the commencement of its investigations on human rights violations in Eritrea. This is a…

The Use of Forced Labour at the Colluli Potash Project in Eritrea

The systematic stripping of Eritrea’s mineral resources continues. It is not enough for the Eritrean government to give foreign companies such as Nevsun 60% ownership of the Bisha Mining, which has benefited the president and a handful of cohorts, but has yet to trickle down to…

Eritrea: HRC Must Establish a Commission of Inquiry

25 June 2014 We the undersigned are writing to call on the UN’s Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry on the human rights situation in Eritrea given the ongoing gross and systematic human rights violations being committed by the government of Eritrea against…

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…