Eritrea Should Be Subject to International investigation, Says UN Commission
    Vony Rambolamanana

     A Resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on July 1 calls for an African investigation, supported by the international community, into serious crimes in Eritrea. Some of these crimes could qualify as crimes against humanity, it says. The resolution follows a Commission of Inquiry report presented to the Council on June 28, which calls for strong measures from the international community to address serious, ongoing human rights abuses in Eritrea.  Commission President Mike Smith called for the UN Security Council to "determine that the situation of human rights in Eritrea poses a...

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    Julia Crawford,

    In June, an inquiry commission of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) published a 500-page report detailing how Eritrea, under Isaias Afwerki's iron-fisted regime for the past 22 years, has created a repressive system in which people are routinely arrested at whim, detained, tortured, killed or go missing. On July 2, the UNHRC extended the commission’s mandate to investigate whether such abuses could constitute crimes against humanity. The commission did not get permission from the Eritrean government to visit the country, and its requests for information did not receive a...

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    Eritrea the european big mistake

    OXFORD, 10 June 2015 (IRIN) - Several nations recently toughened their stance on asylum requests from Eritrea after a Danish report suggested those leaving the country do so largely for economic reasons. The results of a year-long UN inquiry into human rights in Eritrea now indicate this could have been a big mistake. Eritreans make up the second largest national group of asylum-seekers risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean after Syrians. Almost 11,000 have arrived in Italy so far this year, and in 2014 nearly 37,000 applied for asylum in the European Union. The vast majority...

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