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14 Nov 2018 description
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Eritrea Should Now Restore Rule of Law, End Indefinite Conscription

The United Nations Security Council today voted to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo imposed on Eritrea, removing one of the government’s favorite excuses for denying its citizens basic rights.

08 Aug 2018 description

By Laetitia Bader, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch

ROME, Aug 8 2018 (IPS) - “Military service was the only prospect on my horizon — I didn’t want that,” a 20-year-old Eritrean who fled the country last year told me. “My dad had spent his whole life in military service.”

26 Jan 2018 description
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Eritrea remains a one-man dictatorship under President Isaias Afewerki, now in his 26th year in power. It has no legislature, no independent civil society organizations or media outlets, and no independent judiciary. The government restricts religious freedoms, banning all but four groups.

22 Jan 2018 description
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Thousands of Eritreans, Sudanese Face Prison if They Refuse to Leave

04 Nov 2017 description
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Dearth of Credible Reporting on Government Response Obscures Death Toll

Felix Horne
Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa

26 Jul 2017 description
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(Paris) — La police française à Calais commet régulièrement des abus envers les demandeurs d’asile et autres migrants, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui. Les autorités françaises restent sourdes aux multiples comptes-rendus sur ces abus. 

26 Jul 2017 description
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France: Police Attacking Migrants in Calais

Government Ignores Widespread Reports of Ill-Treatment

(Paris) – French police in Calais routinely abuse asylum seekers and other migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The French authorities turn a blind eye to the widespread reports of the abuse.

06 Feb 2017 description
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African Governments Should Do More to End Female Genital Mutilation

Bahati was 10 years old when she was told she should “get prepared to become a real Maasai woman.” She knew what this meant. Her sister had been told the same thing when she had turned 10. “They cut her and forced her to marry a month later,” Bahati recalled. “I started crying. I was afraid.”

12 Jan 2017 description
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Prioritize Accountability, Redress for Victims

(Nairobi) – Clampdowns by governments in East Africa on peaceful protests and free expression severely threatened human rights in the region in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017.

21 Oct 2016 description
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Secure housing, care, guardianship, family reunification

(Calais, October 21, 2016) – France and the United Kingdom should ensure that all unaccompanied children in informal migrant camps in Calais receive adequate accommodation and care before the camps are demolished, Human Rights Watch said today.

14 Sep 2016 description
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Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide

13 Sep 2016 description
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At Global Refugee Summits, Commit to Resettlement and Aid

(New York, September 13, 2016) – The massive refugee crisis demands an unprecedented global response, Human Rights Watch said today. At two summits on September 19 and 20, 2016, at the United Nations, world leaders should take bold steps to share responsibility for millions of people displaced by violence, repression, and persecution.

23 Jun 2016 description
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Extended Stays, No Separation from Adults

(Milan) – Children as young as 12 and traveling without family members are kept for weeks in overcrowded and unsafe conditions in the Pozzallo migrant registration center in Sicily, Human Rights Watch said today. Some asylum-seeking and other migrant children stay for over one month with unrelated adults in the center, designed for short-term stays, due to lack of space in shelters for children, putting them at risk of sexual abuse and violence from adults.

09 Jun 2016 description
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Sweden: Migrant Children Face Barriers

Delays, Difficulties for Care, Asylum Claims

31 May 2016 description
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(Nairobi, May 30, 2016) – The Sudanese authorities deported at least 442 Eritreans, including six registered refugees, to Eritrea in May 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. Sudan denied the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) access to identify those who wanted to claim asylum and also denied the agency access to 64 Ethiopians still in detention who risk deportation.

01 Feb 2016 description
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Two key developments in 2015 highlighted the consequences of President Isaias Afwerki’s authoritarian rule: the continuing flow of Eritreans escaping the country, and the publication of a scathing 453-page report by a United Nations commission of inquiry describing the serious human rights violations prompting thousands to seek refuge outside Eritrea.

17 Nov 2015 description
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Les États européens devraient mettre fin au chaos frontalier, protéger les réfugiés et s’assurer d’un traitement humain

(Bruxelles) – Les gouvernements de l’Union européenne devraient agir d’urgence pour s’assurer que leur réponse à la problématique des réfugiés, désormais une véritable crise au sein de l’UE, soit à la hauteur de leurs responsabilités juridiques et des valeurs proclamées, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui.

17 Nov 2015 description
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EU: Steps to Address Refugee Crisis

States Should End Border Chaos; Ensure Protection, Humane Treatment

10 Nov 2015 description
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Border Control Goals at Summit Shouldn’t Undermine Access to Protection

(Brussels) – Leaders of European and African countries should ensure that intensified migration cooperation does not come at the expense of respect for human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Over 60 heads of state from the two regions will gather on November 11, 2015, in Valletta, Malta, for a two-day summit the European Union sought with African nations, to discuss the refugee and migration crisis.