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IFOR briefs the UN Human Rights Committee on the right to conscientious objection in Russia

Uploaded 03.11.2022

On October 17th the International Fellowship of Reconciliation participated in the formal briefing at the 136th session of the UN Human Rights Committee.

During the ongoing session, after two postponements, the members of the Committee will review the Russian Federation and formulate Concluding Observations.

Members of the Civil Society have been invited to submit reports in advance and to participate in briefing meetings with the Committee to provide useful information.

IFOR took advantage of the 4 minutes speaking opportunity to report on illegal recruitment, cruel treatment of refusers to combat operations in Ukraine, human rights violations of those protesting against the war and other related issues.

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Expert opininion: Conditions and legal implications of Eritrea diaspora status

Uploaded 18.10.2022

(Mai 2022) PRO ASYL and Connection e.V. have investigated the questions about the prerequisites and resulting legal guarantees of diaspora status and commissioned an expert opinion from Dr. Rezene Mekonnen and Amanuel Yohannes, proven experts on the Eritrean legal system. This is now available.

The experts come to the conclusion that diaspora status is only granted to those who have a secure residence abroad. If the German Federal Office of Migration revokes refugee recognition, the persons concerned cannot be granted diaspora status at all. So far, the Federal Office has ignored this question in its decisions.

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Eritrea: Situation of human rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea

Uploaded 18.10.2022

(06.05.2022) The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 47/2, in which the Council extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of  human rights in Eritrea for one year and requested the mandate holder to present a report on the implementation of the mandate to the Council at its fiftieth session.

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#ObjectWarCampaign - #StandWithObjectors is supported by

Uploaded 17.10.2022

(10.11.2022) The #ObjectWarCampaign - #StandWithObjectors is initiated by

Connection e.V., International Fellowship of Reconciliation, European Bureau for Conscientious Objection and War Resisters’ International and supported by ...