Freedom – Nothing of the Sort

Eritreans in Germany:

The tentacles of the Eritrean Regime are long enough to still reach into Germany. Those who are living there are still being held hostage. Let us glimpse into this parallel world.

This is a translation of the article “Eritreer in Deutschland. Von wegen Freiheit” published in Frankfurter Allgemeine, on 12th May 2016. Original text by Morten Freidel.

A Call for Justice – Petitions to the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council to stop Impunity in Eritrea

The situation in Eritrea is severe and reports show that crimes against humanity are committed in Eritrea on a daily basis. The fact that the people in Eritrea are forced into military service for an indefinite time and face slave labour in their country causes an ever-growing number of Eritreans to flee and to risk their lives on their way to Europe. These crimes against humanity have recently been confirmed and reported by UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea. Two ongoing petitions call attention in order to gain support for the condemnation of human rights violations in Eritrea.

The EU sends the Paris Agreement over the threshold for entry into force

Last week saw the Paris Agreement on Climate Change cross the threshold for entry into force, as enough countries representing over 55% of carbon emission have ratified the agreement. It will enter into force on 4 November 2016. The final push was given by the European Union, as both the European Council and the European Parliament agreed to ratify the Paris Agreement. However, this agreement alone may not be enough to protect people in regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa from the effects of climate change.