A/HRC/RES/23/21 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 25 June 2013 Original: English Human Rights Council Twenty-third session Agenda item 4 Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council∗ 23/21. Situation of human rights in Eritrea 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 resolution 91 and decisions 250/2002 and 275/2003 of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Recalling also Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, on institution-building of the Council, and 5/2, on the code of conduct for special procedures mandate holders of the Council, of 18 June 2007, and stressing that the mandate holder shall discharge his or her duties in accordance with those resolutions and the annexes thereto, Recalling further Human Rights Council resolution 20/20 of 6 July 2012, in which the Council established the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Recalling Human Rights Council resolution 21/1 of 26 September 2012, in which the Council decided that the documentation considered by the Council under its complaint procedure relating to the situation of human rights in Eritrea should no longer be considered confidential, with the exception of the names or any other identifying information of specific individuals who have not consented, and invited the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea to investigate further the allegations contained in the submitted complaints and to report thereon to the Council at its twenty-sixth session, Expressing deep concern at the ongoing reports of grave violations of human rights by the Eritrean authorities against their own population and fellow citizens, including violation of civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights, and the alarming number of civilians fleeing Eritrea as a result of those violations, ∗ GE.13-15091 The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of the Council on its twenty-third session (A/HRC/23/2), chap. I.

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