(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, alongside elections, play a fundamental role in public participation, holding governments accountable and expressing the will of the people as part of the democratic processes. Continue reading
(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 them.
The report was covered by the main Dutch newspaper, the Telegraph, as: ‘Cabinet wants to put a stop to the long arm of Eritrea.’
Unofficial translation of the summary of the report “Niets is wat het lijkt: Eritrese organisaties en integratie”
by the DSP-Groep Amsterdam and Tilburg University
Translated by Klara Smits
|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. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
(UNHR, March 14, 2016) I am honoured to brief you in my capacity as the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. I present this oral update pursuant to HRC resolution 29/18.
The focus of my presentation will be the situation of unaccompanied Eritreans children crossing international borders, some of the root causes attached to this phenomenon, and their protection needs. Continue reading
(Sara Palacios Arapiles, BA Law) This research paper aims at documenting the true situation in Eritrea, in order to refute the credibility of the content and of some of the sources of the new Guidance on Eritrea issued by the UK Home Office (HO); and of the related policies that are being implemented in some other countries, such as Israel.
ERITREA: HUNGER STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST DETENTION OF 267 ERITREAN REFUGEES IN DJIBOUTI
Geneva 24 March 2014:
Elsa Chyrum, Director of Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE), is starting a hunger strike today outside the Djibouti Mission to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, in support of 267 Eritrean refugees detained in Djibouti.
Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights of – Eritrea
National Report Submitted to the Human Rights
Council by Government of Eritrea (GoE) Nov. 2013
V. Progress on UPR Recommendations
- A. Rights of the Child:
Follow-up to 2009 UPR Recommendations: Implementation: The GoE accepted the recommendation to implement the ILO Convention on Child Labour and to implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). In 2013 the GoE reported that “Domestic laws have been harmonized to conform with the principles enshrined in the CRC”…and that it “has introduced a regulation to ensure that a person below the age of 18 cannot be engaged in an occupation that jeopardizes his/her physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development”.
The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens defer all travel to the country. This replaces the Travel Warning for Eritrea of May 10, 2013 to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Eritrea.
In her first “interactive dialogue” with the UN General Assembly, the UN Special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea urged the Eritrean government to ensure that its people are able to “live in dignity” and challenge human rights violations “without the threat of reprisal”. Continue reading