The African Garrison State
Human Rights & Political Development in Eritrea REVISED AND UPDATED
Kjetil Tronvoll is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Bjørknes University College, Director of Oslo Analytica policy research and advisory company, and a former Professor of Human Rights at the University of Oslo. ; Daniel Mekonnen is the Executive Director of the Eritrean Law Society, and a Guest Writer at the Writers in Exile Program of the Swiss-German PEN Centre in Luzern, Switzerland. Formerly, he was Judge of the Central Provincial Court in Asmara, Eritrea.
Judicial development in independent Eritrea: Legal pluralism and political containment
Rule of law(lessness) in Eritrea: The special court and the judiciary
Democratic curtailment in Eritrea: 'Never democracy, always control!'
Obliterating civil society in Eritrea: Denying freedom of organisation and expression
The Eritrean Gulag archipelago: Prison conditions, torture and extrajudicial killings
Everyday life of detention and disappearances in Eritrea: Vulnerable groups in a population under siege
Minority marginalisation in Eritrea: EPLF's politics of cultural superiority
Diversity diminished in Eritrea: Targeting the Kunama minority group
The militarisation of Eritrean society: Omnipresent and neverending military service
Eritrea? Towards a transition?
Postscript: Eritrea - renewed international engagement to sustain control at home
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