The Human Rights Council established the Commission through resolution 26/24 of of 27 June 2014 and extended its mandate for one year to June 2016.
On 8 June 2016, the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released its second and final report and presented it to the Council on 21 June 2016.
From HRC resolution 26/24: To investigate violations of international human rights law, as outlined in the reports of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea
From HRC resolution 29/18: To investigate systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in Eritrea with a view to ensuring full accountability, including where these violations may amount to crimes against humanity.
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The Commissioners are not United Nations staff; they are not remunerated, and serve in their independent personal expert capacity.
Report of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea (A/HRC/32/47) and supporting documentation8 June 2016
Report of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea (A/HRC/29/42) and supporting documentation8 June 2015
UN Inquiry finds crimes against humanity in Eritrea8 June 2016Arabic |
Media advisory: The Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea will hold a press conference on Wednesday 8 June 20161 June 2016Chinese |
UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea continues operations under revised mandate10 November 2015Arabic |
Systematic human rights violations persist in Eritrea leading to an increasing number of Eritreans to flee the country29 October 2015Chinese |
Human Rights Council receives report on 'dire' situation in Eritrea24 June 2015Chinese |
All press releases...
Statement by Mr. Mike Smith, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council21 June 2016
Statement at the press conference by Mr. Mike Smith8 June 2016
Oral Update by Mr. Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, at the 70th session of the General Assembly29 October 2015
Note verbale dated 1 July 2015 from the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations Office at Geneva addressed to the Office of the President of the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/29/G/8)1 July 2015
Statement made at the Human Rights Council23 June 2015
Oral Update by Mr. Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea at the HRC 28th session16 March 2015
Questions and Answers related to the Oral Update of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea16 March 2015
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