Letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegne

RE: Eritrean journalists who have been languishing in an unknown Ethiopian prison His Excellency Mr. Hailemaraim Desalegn Prime Minister Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minster Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 6 January 2017 Open letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Your Excellency, I am writing…

Elsa Chyrum

Recognizing Individuals: A Step Towards Transparency

awate.com recently posted on article on recognizing the efforts of the men and women who are working tirelessly to realise the dream of a Just Eritrea. HRCE’s director, Ms. Elsa Chyrum, was graciously featured on the post. It begins by saying: Let’s pause and consider ourselves…

No More EU Deals to Keep Migrants Out

(euractiv.com, Andrea Stocchiero, Jessica Poh-Janrell, December 11, 2016) The EU’s new partnership with Third World countries, modelled on the controversial Turkey deal, and trust funds to limit migration and return refugees to their home countries, have little safeguards for human rights, argue Jessica Poh-Janrell and Andrea Stocchiero…

HRSP Hosts Community Roundtable Meetings

HRSP (Human Rights and Special Prosecution, under the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice) launched an initiative 15 months ago to ensure that immigrants living in our communities know that justice might be served in the United States for atrocities that happened long ago…

Letter to the President of the United Nations General Assembly

Re: UN Commission of Inquiry’s Written Report and Oral update on – Human Rights Abuses in Eritrea His Excellency Mr. Peter Thompson, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Office of the President, United Nations, NEW YORK 10017 United States of America CC: Mr. Ban Ki-moon,…

Canadian Firm Faces New Forced Labour Claims Over Eritrean Mine

(theguardian.com, Karen McVeigh, October 14, 2016) Dozens more workers alleging forced labour and intimidation at Bisha mine set to join civil action against mining company Nevsun Resources Dozens of Eritreans are to join a groundbreaking civil action in Canada as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Nevsun…

Open Letter to the Swedish Government

Re: Sweden’s Immigration authorities coercing Eritrean Refugees to sign a regret form and pay the 2% illegal diaspora tax to obtain national passport for family reunification. Dear Sirs or Madams, From our recent visit to Israel, Human Rights Concern – Eritrea (HRCE) understands that some Eritrean…

Eritreans’ Case Against Nevsun Can Proceed in Canada

(mining.com, October 7, 2016) “There is a real risk that the plaintiffs could not be provided with justice in Eritrea,” said Justice Patrice Abrioux in a ruling that allows three refugees to proceed with a civil lawsuit against Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources. In an unprecedented decision, the…

Prioritising the Lives of Eritrea’s Citizens

Letter sent by HRCE to: Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Mr. Choi Kyong-Lim, President of the Human Rights Council; Ms. Maria Emma Mejia, Chair of the Third Committee, General Assembly.