Ending border dispute, just one problem Eritrea must solve

4 July 2018

The justification for “indefinite” national military service in Eritrea would “disappear” if a peaceful end can be found to a decades-old border dispute between the country and Ethiopia, a UN human rights investigator has said.

Sheila Keetharuth, the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, spoke to UN News after presenting her last report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva at the end of her six-year mandate.

For this edition of our UN & Africa podcast, the rights expert tells Daniel Johnson that there had been “no positive move” on many alleged rights violations in Eritrea since 2013.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
15'7"

 

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