United Nations Special Rapporteur

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In East Africa
Apr 3rd, 2014
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Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign The Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign, welcomes the United Nations Special Rapporteur comments on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. Sheila B. Keetharuth,’s warning about persisting human rights violations in the Eritrea and par...
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Nov 6th, 2013
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Amnesty International (AI), Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Concern – Eritrea (HRCE), and Human Rights Watch (HRW), organised a side event on 24 October 2013,  from 14:00 – 1600, at Bahai’i International Community Office, Unit...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 26th, 2013
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, will carry out an official visit to Ethiopia and Djibouti from 30 April to 9 May 2013 to collect information directly from Eritrean refugees on the human rights situation in their country. “Due to la...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2013
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A Response to Allegations Made against Me by Red Sea Fisher This is a brief explanation prompted by what has been said lately about me in a certain blog known as Red Sea Fisher, ostensibly administered by Eritrean government apologists. The allegations are not different from what has been said about ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2013
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Written by Endalk from Global Voices Thousands of ethnic Amharas in western Ethiopia are being expelled en masse from the country’s Benishangul Gumuz region, where many have settled, in what some are condemning as a campaign of “ethnic cleansing“. Ethiopia has been divided into nine ethnically based ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 12th, 2013
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Press Release: OHCHR UN expert to assess human rights situation in Eritrea through neighbouring countries Banjul,  – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Beedwantee Keetharuth, today regretted that the Eritrean Government continues to deny her access to asse...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 12th, 2013
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Addis Ababa — The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed concern about the safety of Reeyot Alemu, a jailed Ethiopian journalist and teacher. In a protest letter to Birhan Hailu, Ethiopia’s justice minister, Joel Simon, CPJ’s Executive Director asked that Alem...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 15th, 2013
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By Maina Kiai, The Star opinion Kenyans go to the polls in three weeks to choose a new president. Memories of election violence five years ago are still strong, and justice for those crimes against humanity has yet to be achieved. Some police participated in those crimes: they fired into demonstratio...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 16th, 2013
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Farooque Chowdhury Hundreds of indigenous women and girls were murdered in Canada. To many, it’s a baffling fact. Recently, there were proposals in the UK parliament to expand the use of secret court hearings in civil cases. In Greece, migrants and asylum seekers are being hounded by police and right...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 24th, 2012
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Paris — The newly appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Beedwantee Keetharuth, urged the Eritrean Government to cooperate with an international mandate to provide “an objective, fair and impartial picture” of the human rights situation in th...