Even though the United Nations (UN) have endeavored to protect refugees by filling the policy gaps with legal instruments, they have not yet established a common framework for the rights of migrants. For this reason, they are trying to create a new Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. However, some critical notes have arisen on the draft text. The final vote and adoption will take place on December 10-11, 2018 in Morocco.
In this week’s news highlights: UN expresses worries over threats to UN officials from Eritrean and Burundi officials; Nevsun shareholders urged to divest; Janjaweed militia leader arrested in Sudan; Italy promotes Libya coast guard cooperation in European Parliament; EU-AU summit starts; UN Security Council considering targeted sanctions in Libya; and IOM wants 30 detention centres in Libya closed.
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.