United Nations


General Assembly

Distr.: General

17 July 2019

Original: English

Human Rights Council

Forty-first session

24 June–12 July 2019

Agenda item 2

Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 11 July 2019

41 / 1. Situation of human rights in Erit rea

The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant international human rights instruments,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006,Human Rights Council resolutions 5/1 and 5/2, both of 18 June 2007, resolution 91 and decisions 250/2002, 275/2003 and 428/12 of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and all previous Council resolutions on the situation of human rights in Eritrea,

Welcoming the action taken by the Government of Eritrea to protect and promote the economic and social rights of its people, including through the early achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the participation of Eritrea in the third cycle of the universal periodic review on 28 January 2019,

Welcoming alsothe report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea and her conclusions,

1.Requests the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its forty-third session on progress made in the cooperation between Eritrea and the Office, and on its impact on the situation of human rights in Eritrea;

2.Decides to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea for a further period of one year, and to continue to assess and report on the situation of human rights in follow-up to the report of the Special Rapporteur,1 and requests the Special Rapporteur to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its forty-third session during an interactive dialogue, and to present during an interactive dialogue a report on the implementation of the mandate to the Council at its forty-fourth session and to the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session;

3.Calls upon the Government of Eritrea to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur, including by granting access to the country;

4.Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Special Rapporteur with all the information and resources necessary to fulfil the mandate;

5.Decides to remain seized of the matter.

37th meeting 11 July 2019

[Adopted by a recorded vote of 21 to 13, with 13 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Fiji, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay


Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Somalia


Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hungary, Nepal, Nigeria, Qatar, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia]