No Rights Progress in Eritrea - UN

The human rights record has not changed for the better since the country signed a peace agreement with Ethiopia that formally ended a two decades-long border conflict, says the U.N. Human Rights Council in an interactive dialogue on the current situation in Eritrea this week.

Refugees and peace not a contradiction: The Tigray city of Shire, not far from the border and where the UNHCR’s regional office is, has also seen its fair share of Eritrean arriving. A UNHCR worker who wasn’t willing to be quoted noted that around the world almost all countries receiving refugees do so while at peace with the country refugees are leaving—hence there is nothing unusual about Ethiopia and Eritrea reconciling while the refugee flow continues.

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