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Following a question from Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead the Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Lords, Baroness Anelay of St Johns, put on the record the UK Government’s backing of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea. Responding to the written question, Baroness Anelay said: “We recognise the important work of the Commission...
Dear supporters and friends, We are pleased to inform everyone that the House of Lords' event scheduled for 18 June entitled ‘Eritrea building bridges for a sustainable future’ which was to be hosted by Baroness Oona King and believed to be organised by Solicitors’ Human Rights Group (SIHRG) has now been cancelled. We would like to thank...
How valid is the comparison between Eritrea and North Korea – sometimes described as among the most dictatorial regimes and closed societies in the world? This comparison is frequently and freely made. The New York Times reported last month, “The impoverished African nation of Eritrea has the lowest rate of cell phone ownership in the world, less that 1 percent...
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In March, the UK Home Office issued two documents, Country Information and Guidance Eritrea: National (incl. Military) Service and Country Information and Guidance Eritrea: Illegal Exit, which in a combined 64 pages have hardened the asylum rules by which thousands of Eritreans will be judged. These updated pieces of guidance now represent the most up-to-date element of the UK’s...
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