Article 19 / Eritrea


African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – detention incommunicado without trial of at least 18 journalists in Eritrea. Exemption for rule on exhaustion of local remedies.

Whether the respondent is in violation of state-party obligations under article 1 of ACHPR.

Whether the respondent is in violation of the following guaranteed rights under ACHPR: Right to Equality before the Law and Equal Protection of the Law; Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment; Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest; Right to Fair Trial; Right to Receive Information and Free Expression; Right to Participate in Government; Protection of the Family and Vulnerable Groups; Duty to Guarantee Independence of Courts.