Israel: Conscientious objector Hallel Rabin imprisoned 4th time
(19.11.2020) Israeli conscientious objector Hallel Rabin, 19, was imprisoned for her refusal to serve in the army. On 19th November, Rabin was sentenced to 10 more days in military prison. This is Rabin’s fourth imprisonment. She has already spent 40 days behind bars in three terms.
Syria: ECJ strengthen conscientious objectors in asylum cases
(19.11.2020) The European Court of Justice decided, that in the context of the civil war in Syria, there is a strong presumption that refusal to perform military service there is connected to a reason which may give rise to entitlement to recognition as a refugee
In a number of situations, such refusal is an expression of political opinions or of religious beliefs, or is motivated by membership of a particular social group.
(17.11.2020) We, members of the Eritrean Research Institute for Policy and Strategy, (ERIPS), are a group of Eritrean professionals and Intellectuals in the Diaspora. We are organized on the basis of our specific fields of expertise and our cardinal aim is to engage in research that could guide and serve peace loving Eritreans in the process of transition towards democratic governance and institution building.
Ethiopia: A call to the International Community to stop the war
(07.11.2020) To President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and African Union Chair
Dear President Ramaphosa,
We the undersigned respectfully request that your influential offices exert pressure on the Ethiopian Government to solve its internal dispute with the regional Government in Tigray peacefully and through dialogue. To this end, we plead with you to also exert pressure on the Eritrean Government to stop interfering in Ethiopian internal affairs and refrain from getting involved in the conflict.