Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea

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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.

 

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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.

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

Feature Stories

Fear in Eritrea
A new report released by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea features chilling accounts of human rights violations that amount to crimes against humanity.
8 June 2016
More satellite images to assist human rights work
Satellite imagery plays a vital role in helping to substantiate and help corroborate other sources of information, including witness testimonies, of human rights violations. A recent agreement between the UN Human Rights Office and UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) hopes to expand the use of this technology for human rights work.
16 July 2015
Eritrea UN Commission of Inquiry: “time for true commitment and real change”
Gross human rights violations, repression and a life lived in fear is forcing thousands of Eritreans to flee their country of origin, finds UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea.
2 July 2015

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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

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