Geneva – at the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea held an interactive dialogue on the most recent report about the human rights situation in Eritrea. The Special Rapporteur, Sheila Keetharuth, confirmed that human rights abuses constituting crimes against humanity continue to be committed and that the Eritrean regime shows no signs of cooperation or improvement. Eritrea will still not allow access or cooperate in any way with the Special Rapporteur.
In this week’s news highlights, the European Commission gives last warnings to the Visegrad countries on relocation quotas, the number of people crossing the Mediterranean Sea continues to drop and Italy announces funding for food security in Eritrea; Civil society organisations ask for the renewal of the mandate UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea; a new Eritrean community starts in Switzerland and a new report was published on ill-treatment of migrants in Libya.
In this week’s news highlights, EU puts pressure on Greece to reduce the number of asylum seekers identified as “vulnerable”, while Germany and Greece agreed to slow family reunification. The concern for the number of Christians arrested in Eritrea is rising; Ethiopia arrested a former opposition spokesperson; 13 South Sudan soldiers are on trial for the rape and murder of foreign aid workers.