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African Union Shouldn’t Endorse Eritrea for UN Rights Body

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, which involved Eritrean as well as Ethiopian forces, arrive on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, November 20, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File This week, Eritrea announced that it is running for reelection at the United Nations Human Rights Council. The African Union usually endorses candidates from the region – but this carries a responsibility to only put forward credible candidates who uphold “the highest standards of human rights” – a bar that Eritrea, with its dismal…


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