Legal representation for Mr. Berhane Abrehe

Mr. Solomon Weldekirstos and Eritrean Law Society have submitted a complaint against the State of Eritrea in accordance of Article 55 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR).

The request of the Eritrean Law Society meets the criteria for Provisional Measures set out in Rule 98(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission.

The Rule 98(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission stipulates :
“1. At any time after the receipt of a Communication and before a determination on the merits, the Commission may, on its initiative or at the request of a party to the Communication, request that the State concerned adopt Provisional Measures to prevent irreparable harm to the victim or victims of the alleged violation as urgently as the situation demands.”

Therefore, the letter dated October 29, 2018 sent by the ACHPR to the Eritrea Law Society indicates the State of Eritrea is requested to report back to the ACHPR on the implementation of the Provisional Measures within 15 days of the receipt of the request.

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