June 26, 2021

Eritrean Delegation Statement on the SR Report

47 HRC: Item 2
Geneva, 21 June 2021

Madam President,
The HRC has met again on another Special Rapporteur Report on Eritrea reflecting the allegations that have characterized the annual reports since 2012. The mandate is driven by geopolitical agendas and interests of certain western powers harbouring the political ill-intent to vilify, isolate and destabilize Eritrea and consequently had served as a continuation of regional conflict. Until ousted from power in 2018 after 27 years of rule in Ethiopia, the subversive clique, i.e. Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and Eritrean surrogate groups it harbours served the stated political ill-intent. The ill-intent of the report is reflected in its flawed methodology. In a futile attempt to portray a systemic failure that negates Eritrea’s resilient reality and progress, the report relies on unacceptable human right benchmarks and is full of presumptuous qualifications. This constitutes a violation of the UNGA resolution 60/251 and the code of conduct of special procedures which demand for “facts, based on objective, reliable information emanating from relevant credible sources…

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