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Eritrea: Von der Befreiung zur Unterdruckung













Eritrea: Von der Befreiung zur Unterdrückung
Editors: Katja Buck, Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: EMW - Evangelisches Missionswerk in Deutschland

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Decentralised Rural Energy to Meet Energy Needs of Rural Communities and Farmers: Simple, Accessible, Affordable and Sustainable
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Hivos

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Women's Leadership in Peace Building
Conflict, Community and Care
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Africa World Press

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The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond
Authors: Mirjam van Reisen, Meron Estefanos & Conny Rijken
Publisher: Wolf legal publishers
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HRC extends mandates of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea and the Special Rapporteur

HRC COI Eritrea 2015The Human Rights Council (HRC) has extended the mandates of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COI) and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. The investigation bodies have been ordered to conduct an inquiry into the systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations in Eritrea for one extra year. In the recent report, the COI has described the "slavery-like" National Service, torture, detention and imprisonment without trial of Eritreans by their National Government.

Read more: HRC extends mandates of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea and the Special Rapporteur

UN Commission dialogue on Eritrea in UN Human Rights Council

UN Commission of Inquiry on EritreaThe UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea presented its critical report on 23 June in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. In the interactive dialogue, which continued on 24 June, representatives in the Council and NGOs had the opportunity to respond to the report. The Council was informed that the Commission’s members had been subjected to threats in Geneva.

Read more: UN Commission dialogue on Eritrea in UN Human Rights Council

Southern African NGOs call for Africa Union Response to Crimes Against Humanity in Eritrea

SADC CNGO The SADC Council of NGOs, on behalf of the Regional Solidarity Task Team has issues a press release, stating it is alarmed by escalating human rights violations in Eritrea as detailed in the just published report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COI). The press release mentions how thousands of Eritreans are perishing on a daily basis in the Sahara desert and in the Mediterranean Sea as they flee the brutal regime in the country.

Read more: Southern African NGOs call for Africa Union Response to Crimes Against Humanity in Eritrea

What is the role for ACP countries in a Post-2015 EU development agenda?

Photo credit: EU Council. Source: IPS NewsThe ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) recently celebrated its 40-year existence. In the conference for this celebration, it became apparent that there is a need for transformation, with the EU-ACP agreement coming to an end in 2020. A recent article from the Inter Press Service (IPS) pays attention to the question why ACP countries are relevant for EU development policy, especially in the Post-2015 development agenda.

Read more: What is the role for ACP countries in a Post-2015 EU development agenda?

European Development Days: a short impression

Copyright European Parliament PressThe European Development Days, which took place on 3 and 4 June, provided two full days of meetings, information, debates and presentations on development issues. As the year 2015, the European Year for Development, is reaching its midway point, anticipation is growing for the important upcoming conferences.

Read more: European Development Days: a short impression

Israel to deport migrants to Rwanda

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