Eritrea - A Country Under the Sway of a Dictatorship

Description and Content of the Booklet

(05.07.2018) This booklet is based in large part on the contributions of the conference “Eritrea and the Ongoing Refugee Crisis”, which took place in Brussels on 19 October 2017.

Some of the speeches were written and edited by the editors. Other contributions were provided by the speakers themselves. The editors have supplemented this with up-to-date information and articles in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation in Eritrea, the situation of Eritrean refugees and initiatives and activities.

The conference was organized by the Eritrean Movement for Democracy and Human Rights, Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA), PRO ASYL e.V., Connection e.V., War Resisters’ International and the Eritrean Law Society.

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Rudi Friedrich: Eritrea: A Country Under the Sway of a Dictatorship

Publication: Mining and Repression in Eritrea

Eritrea: Factsheet and Map

Conference Participants: EU Condemned for Refugee Policy


Hotline for Refugees and Migrants: Ruling: Major Victory for Eritrean Asylum Seekers

Mirjam van Reisen and Gilad Liberman: Thousands are Threatened by Deportation

Europe External Policy Advisor (EEPA): African Migrants in Israel will Not be Deported, Government Says

United Nations and Eritrea

Sheila B. Keetharuth: Crimes Against Humanity Continue to be Perpetrated by Eritrea

Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN: Reaction to the Conference

PRO ASYL: Numbers about Eritrean Refugees

Personal Story of an Eritrean Refugee

Filmon Debru: My Personal Story

Eritrea: State, Government and Causes of Displacement

Gaim Kibreab: Reflection on the Causes of Displacement

Dawit Mesfin: Government in Perpetual Crisis

European Union: Eritrea and Asylum Regime

Daniel Mekonnen: Understanding the EU Asylum Regime

Swiss Refugee Council: Difficult Situation for Fact Finding Mission

European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE): Switzerland: Eritreans Face Possible Deportation

Martin Plaut: The European Union and Eritrea

Project of the Conference: Eritrea Hub - A New Blog

J. Nastranis: Security Council Back Dutch Sanctions Against Eritrean and Libyan Traffickers

Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA): Adressing Criminalisation of Refugees and Impunity of Human Trafficking

Europe External Policy Advisor (EEPA): Head of Eritrean Embassy Office in The Hague declared ‘Persona non Grata’

Europe External Policy Advisor (EEPA): Sweden: Eritreans No Longer Required to Go to Eritrean Authorities for Family Reunion

Europe External Policy Advisor (EEPA): Eritreans March Peacefully outside UNHCR Office in Cairo

Naomi Stocker: Ethiopia ‘Fully Accepts Peace Deal’ to End Eritrea Border War

Situation of Women

Asia Abdulkadir: The Situation of Women and Girls in Eritrea

Selam Kidane: Military Service and Women

Martin Plaut: Eritrean Women: “Take Human Rights Abusers to International Criminal Court!”

Human Rights

Alex Jackson: Human Rights Abuses and Religious Persecution

Sarah Ogbay: The Eritreans’ unaccompanied Child Migrants

Eritrean Refugees in African Countries

Adane Ghebremeskel; Precarious State of Eritrean Refugees in Selected African Countries

Publisher and Organizers of the Conference

Connection e.V., Eritrean Law Society, Eritrean Movement for Democracy and Human Rights (EMDHR), Europe External Policy Advisors, Förderverein Pro Asyl e.V. and War Resisters’ International  (ed.): Booklet „Eritrea: A Country Under the Sway of a Dictatorship - Desertion, Refuge & Asylum“, July 2018

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