Eritrea: Oral Statement Delivered During the Thirty-Fifth Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 6-23 June 2017
Amnesty International welcomes the Special Rapporteur’s calls for international accountability regarding the human rights situation in Eritrea. Since the beginning of the mandate in 2012, the Special Rapporteur has monitored and highlighted the crimes of enslavement, persecution, enforced disappearance, rape, torture, and murder, which have occurred in Eritrea since 1991. The mandate has been instrumental in monitoring the human rights emergency on the ground, and its reports are consistent with Amnesty International’s findings. It is deeply disappointing that Eritrea has been uncooperative with the Special Rapporteur.