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EASE: “Stop the Displacement and the Land Grab of Afar in Eritrea”.

“Stop the Displacement and the Land Grab of Afar in Eritrea”.

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It came to my attention that you’re planning a discussion on development opportunities in Eritrea. I understand you’re hosting Eritrea’s information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel and Representative of Danakali Potash Corporation (formerly South Boulder Mines Ltd).

EASE and the Afar Eritreans unequivocally denounce the exploitation of Afar natural resources, displacement of our people from their traditional and ancestral lands and properties in Eritrea. [Readmore]

EASE Nammeyhayto kobox September Alsak 1-2 Maybalaalaqa Brussels

 

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Inkih akah naaxige innah edde nan Wargi EASE nammeyhayto kobox September Alsak 1-2 Fanah Gexsiisak Sugte Congress Meqe Weelol Faticime. Ta uddur, Eretiryah ummatta axcih Qafar Ummatta HGDF  Casaakila teetil bahta umaane gexxaamah, assenti-manoh diirat akak edde bayeh yan Wargu kinnim kee muxxo luk HGDF Casakil bahta umaanek Galli-Marok kusaaqissa komushin iyyeemih “Eretriyal Sahdayti baxih Cakkit iqta takkem”Axcih Qafar Kee Kunamat (crimes against humanity) axcuk Reportil  diggoose uddur kinnimih taagah koboxuh fayya le Maqalloysit yace.

Constitution Making in Eritrea: Why It’s Necessary to Go Back to the Future, Professor Joseph Magnet

Eritrea went through a constitutional process from 1995 to 1997, which resulted in a text that provides for the rule of law, democratic institutions and human rights. The text was ratified by the National Assembly, but never implemented.

The United Nations, the USA and the EU support the 1997 Constitution. They have called on Eritrea to “[i]mplement [it] fully and without further delay”.

This recommendation is challenged here. Eritrea is multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-lingual. The 1997 Constitution creates a highly centralized Stalinist structure that experience teaches does not work in deeply diverse democracies. Eritrea requires a power sharing constitution, fabricated in a proper negotiated process.

Implementing the 1997 Constitution would likely bring Eritrea’s two large nationalities into conflict with its eight smaller nationalities with high risk for violent civil strife that could spill over into neighbouring countries. This is concerning for geopolitics and would be devastating for human rights.

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