Situation of human rights in Eritrea

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The Human Rights Council, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant international human rights instruments,

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Human Rights Council
Forty-first session
24 June–12 July 2019
Agenda item 2

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the
High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
Australia, Austria, Belgium,* Bulgaria, Canada,* Croatia, Cyprus,* Czechia,
Denmark, Estonia,* Finland,* France,* Germany,* Greece,* Iceland, Ireland,* Italy,
Latvia,* Liechtenstein,* Lithuania,* Luxembourg,* Malta,* Montenegro,*
Netherlands,* North Macedonia,* Norway,* Poland,* Romania,* Slovakia, Slovenia,*
Spain, Sweden,* Switzerland,* United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland: draft resolution

41/… Situation of human rights in Eritrea
The Human Rights Council,
Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant international
human rights instruments,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006, Human Rights
Council resolutions 5/1 and 5/2, both of 18 June 2007, resolution 91 and decisions
250/2002, 275/2003 and 428/12 of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
and all previous Council resolutions on the situation of human rights in Eritrea,

Welcoming the action taken by the Government of Eritrea to protect and promote the
economic and social rights of its people, including through the early achievement of the
Millennium Development Goals and its commitment to the Sustainable Development
Goals, as well as the participation of Eritrea in the third cycle of the universal periodic
review on 28 January 2019,

Welcoming also the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human
rights in Eritrea
1 and her conclusions,
1.
Requests the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human
Rights to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its forty-third session on
progress made in the cooperation between Eritrea and the Office, and on its impact on the
situation of human rights in Eritrea;
2.
Decides to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of
human rights in Eritrea for a further period of one year, and to continue to assess and report
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State not a member of the Human Rights Council.
1 A/HRC/41/53.

 

United Nations A/HRC/41/L.15
General Assembly Distr.: Limited
5 July 2019
Original: English

A/HRC/41/L.15
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on the situation of human rights in follow-up to the report of the Special Rapporteur,1 and
requests the Special Rapporteur to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at
its forty-third session during an interactive dialogue, and to present during an interactive
dialogue a report on the implementation of the mandate to the Council at its forty-fourth
session and to the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session;
3.
Calls upon the Government of Eritrea to cooperate fully with the Special
Rapporteur, including by granting access to the country;
4.
Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Special Rapporteur with all the
information and resources necessary to fulfil the mandate;
5.
Decides to remain seized of the matter.