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Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea

Commissioners of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea

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.


LATEST NEWS

On 8 June 2016, the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released its second and final report and presented it to the Council on 21 June 2016.


MANDATE

From HRC resolution 26/24: To investigate violations of international human rights law, as outlined in the reports of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea

From HRC resolution 29/18: To investigate systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in Eritrea with a view to ensuring full accountability, including where these violations may amount to crimes against humanity.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Call for submissions – expired


MEMBERS

Commissioners:

The Commissioners are not United Nations staff; they are not remunerated, and serve in their independent personal expert capacity.


DOCUMENTATION

Report of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea (A/HRC/32/47) and supporting documentation
8 June 2016

Report of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea (A/HRC/29/42) and supporting documentation
8 June 2015


PRESS RELEASES

UN Inquiry finds crimes against humanity in Eritrea
8 June 2016

Media advisory: The Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea will hold a press conference on Wednesday 8 June 2016
1 June 2016

UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea continues operations under revised mandate
10 November 2015

Systematic human rights violations persist in Eritrea leading to an increasing number of Eritreans to flee the country
29 October 2015

Human Rights Council receives report on 'dire' situation in Eritrea
24 June 2015

More press releases...


STATEMENTS

Statement by Mr. Mike Smith, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council
21 June 2016

Statement at the press conference by Mr. Mike Smith
8 June 2016

Oral Update by Mr. Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, at the 70th session of the General Assembly
29 October 2015

Note verbale dated 1 July 2015 from the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations Office at Geneva addressed to the Office of the President of the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/29/G/8)
1 July 2015

Statement made at the Human Rights Council
23 June 2015

Oral Update by Mr. Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea at the HRC 28th session
16 March 2015 

Questions and Answers related to the Oral Update of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea
16 March 2015


CONTACT

An international secretariat of United Nations staff provides support to the COI. For any query relating to the COI or to provide information relevant to its mandate, please write to:
coieritrea@ohchr.org

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Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea
OHCHR
United Nations Office at Geneva
CH-1211 Geneva
Switzerland