March 17, 2015
by Addison Morris
A UN commission on Monday reported widespread human rights abuses in Eritrea. Following a four-month investigation of the country's human rights situation, the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea found instances of torture and a high number of detentions. Many Eritrean citizens ...[read more]
June 28, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution establishing a commission of inquiry to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Eritrea. The council also condemned the human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, torture and restrictions on freedom of speech and ...[read more]
March 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a report on Friday detailing the asylum trends in industrialized countries in 2013. The report shows a notable increase in asylum claims across industrialized countries compared to recent years. Unlike in recent years, however, where ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A team of Dutch and Swedish researchers released a report on Wednesday which concluded that senior military officers in Eritrea are kidnapping Eritrean children and smuggling them into Sudan. The report, entitled "The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond," was released and presented during a ...[read more]
November 25, 2013
by Addison Morris
UN Special Rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth on Monday urged the Eritrean government to respect its obligation to human rights, and called for protection for the hundreds of thousands of citizens currently fleeing the country for safety. It is mandatory that young Eritreans, both male and female, serve ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
UN Special Rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth appealed to the international community on Thursday to keep the Eritrean human rights situation in focus and to increase efforts to aid refugees. Approximately 300,000 Eritrean refugees fled the country in 2012 alone, and the UN Refugee Agency estimates ...[read more]
May 16, 2013
by G. Redd
A UN special reporter said Tuesday that the current situation in Eritrea warrants close scrutiny from the international community. Sheila Keetharuth made the statement based on her findings during a 10-day mission to obtain knowledge from refugees in Ethiopia and Djibouti. The total number of ...[read more]
January 15, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Investing in Eritrea's mines without assurance of fair labor practices could lead to allegations of complicity in human rights violations, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Tuesday. The 29-page report, titled "Hear No Evil: Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Eritrea's Mining Sector," ...[read more]
June 18, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday condemned Eritrea for its failure to address the human rights violations in the country. In her opening statement to the 20th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, she expressed her concern for the people in Eritrea who are ...[read more]
August 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 17, 2009, the specially-established Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission awarded damages "resulting from violations of international law" that occurred during the nations' 1998-2000 border war. The five-person panel established under the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague awarded ...[read more]

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