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Britain expresses concern over poor human rights record in Eritrea

The United Kingdom expressed its grave concern at the “dire” situation of human rights in Eritrea during a meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva today.

The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations – In a statement during the 52nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, according to the British government’s official website – “The United Kingdom remains deeply concerned by the dire situation of human rights in Eritrea, with no signs of improvement.”

Eritrea’s policy of indefinite national service violates the human rights of its people and affects the lives of thousands, he said, reiterating his call for the release of all, including thousands who are being held arbitrarily and incommunicado in Eritrea. basis of their religion or belief. With regard to Ethiopia, it “refreshes the need to recall the conflict in Ethiopia and the serious findings of the joint investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission that Eritrean forces may have committed human rights violations and abuses. While in Ethiopia, he observed international humanitarian law and international refugee law.” violated, including against Eritrean refugees living in camps across the border.”

The report calls on the Eritrean government to cooperate with any investigation into these serious allegations, including through accountability or transitional justice processes arising from the Pretoria Peace Accords.

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