Militarisation in Eritrea is extreme, with indefinite conscription in often unbearable conditions. Conscientious objectors are imprisoned. Many people flee the country if they can, but if they arrive in Europe, they are not always given protection, and this month the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Swiss government is not in breach of the European Convention by expelling an Eritrean asylum seeker.
We are working with partners to put a spotlight on the experience of Eritrean refugees in European, and strategise to ensure States offer protection to asylum seekers.
Come along on 19th October to "Eritrea and the Ongoing Refugee Crisis" in #Brussels http://www.wri-irg.org/en/ConferenceEritrea2017