United Nations Human Rights Council

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H.E. Prof. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud The President of the Federal States of Somalia CC: H.E. Prof. Mohamed Osman Jawari The Speaker of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Dr. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Dear Mr President, We would...
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By Gianluca Mezzofiore Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki and several other ministers have been reported to the police for crimes against humanity in Sweden thanks to a new law that allows such crimes to be prosecuted in the north European country. Human rights lawyer Percy Bratt, who led the unprece...
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Jun 30th, 2014
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The UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) has set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world’s most repressive states. The three-member panel will report back in one year. In a statement, the HRC condemned “widespread and systematic” human rights violations, i...
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Jun 24th, 2014
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Eritrean Campaign Successfully Highlighted the Concern over the Indefinite National service in Eritrea at the UN Human Rights Council’s 26th Session. (Geneva 20-06-2014) Campaigners from across Europe held a protest vigil outside the UN’s Geneva headquarters as the report on Eritrea’s Universal Perio...
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May 6th, 2014
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Security Forces Fire On, Beat Students Protesting Plan to Expand Capital Boundaries Human Rights Watch Ethiopian security forces should cease using excessive force against students peacefully protesting plans to extend the boundaries of the capital, Addis Ababa, Human Rights Watch said today. The aut...
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Apr 28th, 2014
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9 Bloggers, Journalists Held Before US Official Arrives By HRW The Ethiopian authorities should immediately release six bloggers and three journalists arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, unless credible charges are promptly brought, Human Rights Watch said today. United States Secretary of State John ...
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Mar 20th, 2014
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WHEN Isaias Afewerki, Eritrea’s president, introduced compulsory military service in 1995, he said it would be good for the emerging nation. Conscription was supposed to create a disciplined, hard-working generation, strengthen the army and instill national pride. Nearly 20 years on, new research rev...
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Mar 20th, 2014
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Salih O. Nur / Eritrea – Since the last decade, Eritrea has been unpleasantly dubbed as Africa’s North Korea. Many disagree, but the analogy was made for the right reasons, notably the regime’s rogue behavior and its flagrant violation of human rights and basic freedoms. Isaias’s regime is no less br...
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Oct 6th, 2013
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Reporters Without Borders A major street protest took place in Addis Ababa on 29 September in response to a call from Unity for Democracy and Justice, an opposition political party headed by the previous president, Dr. Negasso Gidada. The demonstrators protested against the arbitrary detention of jou...
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Jun 19th, 2013
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The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) today adopted a resolution on Eritrea, increasing the scope of the mandate for the UN Special Rapporteur, who will now also present her groundbreaking report on the human rights situation in Eritrea to the UN General Assembly in New York. The tough new re...