Horn Highlights: UN SR says repression in Eritrea continues, Eritrea votes against UNGA resolution to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, No supplies in Tigray

In this week’s Horn Highlights: UN Special Rapporteur says repression in Eritrea continues; Eritrea one of four countries to vote with Russia over Ukraine invasion; OCHA reports to have run out of supplies in Tigray; Eritrean refugees isolated in Ethiopia; Ethiopian PM urges restraint in Ukraine after abstaining from UN vote; Ethio-Sudanese border crossing reopens; Ethiopian journalists publish open letter on press freedom regression; Mekelle university staff unpaid in over a year; 20 people killed in Benishangul Gumuz; UN warns of drought in Ethiopia; Sudan open to Russian Naval Base following Hemedti visit to Russia; UN High Commissioner oral update on Sudan;UN warns of global warming effects in Africa.

UN Human Rights Council calls for improving the human rights situation in Eritrea

On 11 March 2019, Human Rights Council held an enhanced interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in Eritrea following the Council’s resolution 38/15.  The dialogue was organized with the participation of Daniela Kravetz, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, civil society and other stakeholders.