The 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 11 July voted to extend the mandate of the Eritrea Rapporteur for Human Rights, Ms Daniela Kravetz.
Besides urging Eritrea to cooperate fully with the UN expert on human rights and to give her access to the country, the Council also decided to ask the UN Secretary General to provide the Special Rapporteur with all the information and resources necessary to fulfill the mandate, and Ms Kravetz to present oral and written reports during Council meetings in 2020 and also present her repot to the UN General Assembly during its 75th Session.
For the past six years, the mandate was being renewed by unanimous vote. It was made different this year when Eritrea asked for open vote encouraged by several favourable votes from African, Arab and authoritarian states. There were 21 votes for the motion for extended scrutiny on Eritrea while 13 votes supported Eritrea. Other 13 states abstained from voting.