Eritrea: Renew Vital Mandate of UN Special Rapporteur

On 10 May, a group of 35 Eritrean, African and international NGOs wrote an open letter to the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Ahead of the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Coun­cil (21 June-15 July 2021), Civil Rights Defenders and 34 Eritrean, African and international organisations urge all states to sup­port the adop­­tion of a resolution extending the mandate of the Special Rap­por­teur on Eritrea for one year. 

We are also urging Eritrea to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur by granting him access to the country, in accordance with its obligations as a Council Member.

Read the full letter on Eritrea here.

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