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ACHPR60: State of human rights in the East and Horn of Africa

60th Ordinary Session of the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Niamey, Niger Public Session Item 4: Human Rights Situation in Africa Delivered by Mr. Hassan Shire. Madame Chairperson, distinguished Commissioners, State Delegates, representatives of NHRIs and NGOs. Madame Chairperson, DefendDefenders would like to congratulate the African Commission on …

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Dying to Reach Europe: Eritreans in Search of Safety

EU prevention policy puts Eritreans at risk of imprisonment, torture and death Despite mounting evidence of inhumane treatment faced by Eritreans, both within and outside Eritrea, the EU is doing all it can to prevent them from reaching its shores, says a new report published today by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors …

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Authoritarianism in Eritrea and the Migrant Crisis

Author: Zachary Laub Tens of thousands of Eritreans have arrived at Europe’s shores in recent years seeking asylum. They make up a significant share of the unprecedented stream of migrants and refugees making their way to the European Union, undertaking dangerous journeys while challenging the bloc to find a collective response consistent …

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By Paul Lungen,  From 2009 to the end of September 2016, 1,856 Eritreans made refugee claims in Canada, but in recent months, a small number of them made those claims after travelling here from Israel. JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) Toronto has helped facilitate the immigration of a small number …

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