Category: Reports

Practical Recommendations for the Management of Assemblies

(Human Rights Council report March 2016, A/HRC/31/66) The ability to assemble and act collectively is vital to democratic, economic, social and personal development, to the expression of ideas and to fostering engaged citizenry. Assemblies can make a positive contribution to the development of democratic systems and,…

Report on the State of Human Rights in Eritrea 2016

(eritrea.facts@gmail.com & HRCE, January 31, 2017) Eritrea is a one-party state and it has been ruled by a transitional government since 1991. Ironically enough the name of the ruling party is: People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) and it has been mis(led) by President Isaias Afewerki…

‘The Long Arm of the Eritrean Regime’ – Official Dutch Report

(Martin Plaut, December 16, 2016) This report, commissioned by the Dutch government, describes the activities of the Eritrean regime inside the Netherlands. It looks at the Eritrean community in the country, describes Eritrean organisations and their activities, and how the government in Asmara exercises control through…

2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – Eritrea

(refworld.org, 05 September 2016) Publisher United States Department of State Publication Date 30 June 2016 Cite as United States Department of State 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – Eritrea 30 June 2016 available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/577f960b15.html [accessed 6 September 2016] Disclaimer This is not a UNHCR publication.…

Forgotten Refugees: Eritrean children in Northern Ethiopia

USCRI: Forgotten Refugees- Eritrean children in Northern Ethiopia

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants released this report on its findings and recommendations on the plight of the forgotten Eritrean refugees in Norhthern Ethiopia. Please find the full report on the link below. Ref: http://refugees.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/USCRI-Report-Forgotten-Refugees.pdf

Eritrea: Freedom House Rating (2014)

OVERVIEW: President Isaias Afwerki’s personal authority was publically challenged in 2013 for the first time in more than a decade when, on January 21, more than 100 soldiers occupied the Ministry of Information, took over the state-run television channel, Eri-TV, and demanded democratic reforms, including the…

Eritrea: Economic Studies

MAJOR MACRO ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2013  2014 2015 (f) 2016 (f) GDP growth (%) 1.3  1.7 1.3 2.4 Inflation (yearly average) (%) 13.0  12.2 10.1 13.4 Budget balance (% GDP)  -11.7  -12.7 -13.5 -11.1 Current account balance (% GDP)  -5.6  -7.7 -6.5 -7.5 Public debt (% GDP) 130.4…

A National Team Without a Country

By JAMES MONTAGUE May 21, 2014   GORINCHEM, the Netherlands — The 18 Eritrean refugees arrived in this picturesque, blue-collar Dutch city 20 miles east of Rotterdam earlier this month looking for safety, security and, finally, after 18 months of fear and uncertainty in two refugee camps on…

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…

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…