Human Rights in Eritrea

Human Rights Concerns

Eritrea continues to present serious human rights concerns, from incommunicado detention of prisoners of conscience to the persecution of minority faith groups. These are compounded by the stalemate in negotiations of the border with Ethiopia, widespread military conscription, repression of civil society, and the failure of the government to implement the ratified constitution.

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Every year, thousands of men, women and children are detained by state authorities for no reason, never to be seen again. In 2012 alone, Amnesty International documented such cases in 31 countries.
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The huge number of young people fleeing indefinite national service in Eritrea is adding to the global refugee crisis. These people have the right to international protection, a new report from Amnest...

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones. Governments pay lip service to the importance of protecting ci...