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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which
DefendDefenders welcomes the adoption of a resolution on Eritrea today at the UN Human Rights Council (“Council”). While making clear that diplomatic progress in the Horn of Africa has not translated into domestic human rights progress in Eritrea, the Council offers a way forward for human rights reforms in the country by streamlining its approach and providing the Eritrean government with an opportunity to engage.
After failing to convene an emergency session on Sudan in the aftermath of the 3 June massacre, and failing to hold an urgent debate during its 41st ongoing regular session, the UN Human Rights Council (“Council”) is set to fail to adopt a resolution on the country. By remaining silent on Sudan, the Council validates the sidelining of human rights from the regional mediation process and overall political efforts to settle the crisis, DefendDefenders said today.
DefendDefenders analyses the content and evolution of resolutions adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in the framework of its agenda item 10 (“technical assistance and capacity-building”).