Executive summary is in English, French, Tigrinya, and Arabic.
xxxv, 62 pages ; 21 cm
9781920538378 (paperback) 1920538372 (paperback)
"This report contains an in depth analysis of the muted right to freedom of expression in Eritrea. The number and forms of human rights violations related to the curtailing of free speech have been and continue to be well documented across the globe. This discourse identifies the right to free reception of information and expression as the bedrock to realising and maintaining the rule of law. Investigated herein is the historical background to the political evolution of the small African state and the social impact of the prevailing human rights violations. This report contains a compilation of human rights violations as determined by international treaty bodies, interviews with Eritrean witnesses and diaspora in exile and civil society reports on the human rights situation. It is argued in the report that the absence of rule of law in Eritrea is directly attributed to the collapse of free expression as political forces see this right as a threat to their power base - a form of suppression that has nullified all human rights and freedoms and might well damage its people beyond repair."--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
Preface List of abbreviations List of Eritrean print and electronic media Acknowledgements Executive summary English Executive summary French Executive summary Tigrinya Executive summary Arabic Introduction Contextualising the rule of law in Eritrea Eritrea's human rights obligations and rule of law Suppression of free expression as an attack on the rule of law in Eritrea Free expresion in Eritrea today: effects of widespread reprisals From arbitrary arrests to subtle control of the message Recommendations Annex I: Compilation of recorded human rights violations related to free speech Annex II: Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Eritrea.
KRN202 .U55 2015
[Pretoria] South Africa : Pretoria University Law Press, 2015.