Eritrean government must put aside empty promises and protect citizens’ human rights

Statement by UN Watch ID: SR on Human Rights in Eritrea Agenda Item 4, UNHRC 31st Session 14 March 2016 Delivered by Mr. Daniel Mekonnen Thank you Mr. President, I am honored to make this statement on behalf of UN Watch. I thank the Special Rapporteur for her oral update and for her relentless efforts in …

Issue 568: UN Watch-led Geneva Summit for Human Rights to Turn Global Spotlight on Gross Abuses Worldwide

UN Watch-led Geneva Summit for Human Rights to Turn Global Spotlight on Gross Abuses Worldwide Six More Activists Announce Participation On the eve of the UN Human Rights Council’s 2016 session,  courageous champions of human rights from around the world will unite to place urgent situations on the …

Rights Group Welcomes ‘Landmark’ UN Vote Creating Inquiry on Eritrea Abuses

PRESS RELEASE Eritrean delegation interrupted testimony by Eritrean human rights dissident brought by UN Watch GENEVA, June 27, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed the Human Rights Council’s “landmark” creation of a commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in Eritrea, …

Rights group urges countries to vote today for landmark UN inquiry on Eritrea abuses

GENEVA, June 26, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch called on all 47 member states of the Human Rights Council to vote in favor of creating a landmark commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in Eritrea, as proposed in a draft resolution, sponsored by Somalia, that is slated for a vote …

The Council must help Eritrean refugees from being exploited and abused

UN Watch statement Human Rights Council, 26th Session UPR of Eritrea 20 June 2014 Delivered by Ms. Meron Estefanos Thank you, Mr. President. My name is Meron Estefanos and I am a journalist and a human rights activist. I have been following, researching and reporting on the Eritrean refugee crisis and particular …

UN Watch Interactive Dialogue with UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea

Testimony by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer, June 18 Thank you, Madam Rapporteur. UN Watch commends the Special Rapporteur for her report, which documents gross and systematic violations of human rights in Eritrea . We fully support renewal of your mandate, and greatly appreciate your vital work.

UN Expert on Eritrea should make additional recommendations

UN Watch Statement Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Eritrea 26th Session, UNHRC Delivered by Hillel Neuer   Thank you, Madam Rapporteur, UN Watch commends the Special Rapporteur for her report, which documents gross and systematic violations of human rights in Eritrea . We fully support renewal …