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Eritrea: 25 years of independence: Whither the Eritrean dream?

, Index number: AFR 64/4089/2016

Eritreans have not increasingly enjoyed the fulfilment of their human rights since independence in 1991. Rather, systemic and widespread human rights violations have resulted in the exodus of Eritrean youth. The Silver Jubilee on 24 May 2016 is an important opportunity for the Eritrean authorities to put human rights at the centre of their policies and to reverse a culture of impunity that continues to fuel further human rights violations. The Eritrean government should commit itself to respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of everyone if its independence is to become reality.

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