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Detailed findings of the commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea* **

Date: 8.6.16 Source: UN
The Human Rights Council established the Commission through resolution 26/24 of of 27 June 2014 and extended its mandate for one year to June 2016. On 8 June 2016, the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released its second report. On 21 June 2016, the Commission will present its second report to the Human Rights Council. In October 2016, it will present an oral update to the General Assembly.

Eritrea has committed widespread crimes against humanity, says UN

Date: 8.6.16 Source: The Guardian
Up to 400,000 people in Eritrea enslaved by authoritarian government, UN inquiry finds. Eritreans are one of the largest groups crossing the Mediterranean. By: Patrick Kingsley, migration correspondent

UN Inquiry reports gross human rights violations bordering on Crimes Against Humanity in Eritrea

Date: 11.6.15 Source: UN

In 2014 the UN's Human Rights Council established a commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea in light of the many testimonies of human rights violations in the country.

Western firms reduce Eritrean miners to 'abject slavery', UK MPs say

Date: 19.12.14 Source: The Gaurdian, Mark Anderson
Early day motion slams mining companies for using forced labour in collusion with repressive Eritrean government and adding to the country’s human exodus

One man's hellish journey from Eritrea terror to UK sanctuary

Date: 6.9.14 Source: Mark Townsend, The Guardian
Thousands of Eritreans risk their lives each year trying to reach the United Kingdom and one man's successful journey meant suffering privations for three years

World Report 2014: Eritrea

Date: 25.1.14 Source: Human Rights Watch
ritrea is among the most closed countries in the world; human rights conditions remain dismal.

Israel's immigration authority sends hundreds to new detention site

Date: 27.12.13 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
fter Knesset authorizes immigration authority to seize and detain migrants, Eritrean refugees holding expired visas say they fear to leave their homes.

Israel says it won’t forcibly deport illegal African migrants, but it wants them to leave

Date: 21.12.13 Source: The Washington Post, William Booth and Ruth Eglas
The newly constructed “open facility” is designed to hold up to 3,300 illegal immigrants. It is not a prison, but not exactly a shelter, either. Residents will be required to answer roll call three times a day. They are not allowed to seek work. The facility is surrounded by a fence topped with spools of razor wire, and the migrants will be locked down at night.

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