New UN Special Rapporteur for HR in Eritrea to Present Her First Oral Report Soon
In a good-wishes memorandum to the new UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur for Eritrea, Ms Daniela Kravetz of Chile, the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP) expected her and the UN system to keep under close scrutiny the repressive and inflexible regime in Asmara.
The new UN expert is expected to present her first oral report in a few weeks' time on the human rights situation to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council due to meet in Geneva between 25 February and 22 March 2019
The EPDP message, dated 31 January, said it fully appreciate the difficulties ahead for her, difficulties that are compounded by her not having access to Eritrea in addition to the and "the blatant lies of the regime, as witnessed in the laughable contents of the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report the regime representative shamelessly presented to the UN Human Rights Council on 28 January 2019."
The message alluded to the 6-year long hard work of her predecessor, Ms Sheila Keetharuth, who scored successes in recording the excessive abuses of the Eritrean regime in addition to her unachieved work to "encourage and mobilize the international community to push for the implementation of the resolutions and recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council."
The EPDP memo hoped that Ms Kravetz, who was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council last October, would succeed in helping to stop the ongoing heinous human rights violations in the country by ensuring accountability for those responsible for serious human rights violations in Eritrea.
The message concluded by stating that the EPDP alongside other Eritrean justice seekers are committed to do what is possible to help her mandate succeed in facing the "challenging tasks" of changing to the better the sad human rights situation in Eritrea