Pulag, Philippines [Photo by adventureinyou. Mean-spirited men and women haunt the hallowed halls of government and our public space every day, offending our sense of decency and fairness. There is a way out.
Setting time-limit on National Service and demobilization is overdue; the constitution is overdue; elections are overdue; freeing prisoners is overdue; ending undeclared state-of-emergency is overdue; and rule-of-law is overdue. So, of course, the report that the Government of Eritrea owed the African Charter is overdue.
All because of wait for it! The complaint alleged that the State of Eritrea is in violation of Article 2 enjoyment of rights and freedoms6 liberty and security7 1 right to trial and self-defense and 9 2 right to expression.
Whereas, init was found in violation of Articles 2, 6, 7 1 and9 2 —because the compliant was on behalf on 11 individuals—now it has expanded its violations to include Article 3 equality of individuals before the lawArticle 4 respect for life and refraining from arbitrary deprivation ; Article 5 torture, degrading punishment ; Article 8 Free practice of religion ; Article 10 free associationArticle 11 freedom of assembly ; Article I will reference the reply it presented to the African Commission, which is no more than its practice of collaterizing the people of Eritrea until it receives satisfaction for wholly unrelated claims it has on the United Nations.
Every individual shall be entitled to the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms recognised and guaranteed in the present Charter without distinction of any kind such as race, ethnic group, colour, sex, language, religion, political or any other opinion, national and social origin, fortune, birth or any status.
There is no discrimination, exclusion, restriction or preference made on the basis of ethnicity, religion, social status, language, opinion, gender and race Para w2. Eritrea is a secular state and freedom of religion is protected by law….
In general, religious bodies have their respective hierarchies, conduct their own elections for their respective hierarchies — the Synod, the Dar-al-Iftae, and other decision making organs without any intervention from any side, including from the Government.
Many of the church elders have been arrested since and the State of Eritrea refuses to account for them. To this date, 23 years later, they have no recourse and hundreds of their members remain in jail.
To cite just one example: A government-appointed Patriarch was named as his replacement. Every individual shall be equal before the law.
Every individual shall be entitled to equal protection of the law But Eritrea, almost 27 years after independence, has no constitution. It is unclear whether the civil and penal codes the government published a few years ago are just published or in full effect published in the Gazette of Eritrean laws because the government frequently refers to proclamations that pre-date the publication of the codes.
Human beings are inviolable. Every human being shall be entitled to respect for his life and the integrity of his person. No one may be arbitrarily deprived of this right. The government makes no mention of the sanctity of life and the integrity of human beings.
Every individual shall have the right to the respect of the dignity inherent in a human being and to the recognition of his legal status. All forms of exploitation and degradation of man, particularly slavery, slave trade, torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment and treatment shall be prohibited.
Furthermore, the norm of a society that is founded on extended family and strong communal ties does not allow such reprehensible practices. Whenever the government of Eritrea is asked whether it is obeying its own laws, it cites its laws.
Leaving aside whether indefinite military conscription qualifies as slavery in its modern definition, there has been substantive testimony presented by Eritreans who have been subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment that meets the definition of torture.
For over a decade now, every country report on Eritrea conducted by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch etc has documented it. Victims gave descriptions that became sketch art, which has come to define Eritrea.
The recurrence, coherence, and similarities of the many torture incidents… is a clear indication of the existence of a deliberate policy to inflict torture in a routine manner in the context of investigations and interrogations as well as during national service Every individual shall have the right to liberty and to the security of his person.
No one may be deprived of his freedom except for reasons and conditions previously laid down by law. In particular, no one may be arbitrarily arrested or detained The Government of Eritrea responds: The National Assembly at its 14th Session, held from 29 January to 2nd Februarydiscussed a report concerning the nature of the criminal acts committed by these people.
The National Assembly deplored the grave acts perpetrated by the detainees and mandated the Government to handle the matter appropriately. Every individual shall have the right to have his cause heard. The right to an appeal to competent national organs against acts of violating his fundamental rights as recognized and guaranteed by conventions, laws, regulations and customs in force; The right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty by a competent court or tribunal; The right to defence, including the right to be defended by counsel of his choice; The right to be tried within a reasonable time by an impartial court or tribunal.
These served as other sources of law and also reflected the relevant internationally accepted norms. The commitment to strengthen the State through viable governance is thus apparent.
This is in fact reflected in the prevailing social cohesion and harmony, peace and stability, dignified life, enjoyment of rights and the responsible participation of citizens.Dorinda is the African Australian Woman of the Year Award Winner.
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