Eritrea APPG

First Registered: 28/04/2016 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To raise awareness of the human rights abuses that are taking place in Eritrea; to examine and debate how the human rights situation in the country might be improved; and to raise matters of concern with, and make representations to, government and other policy makers.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Eritrea

1. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with C to F)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Eritrea This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

2. 29th anniversary of the Liberation of Eritrea on 24 May 2020
02/06/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: congratulates the people of Eritrea on the 29th anniversary of the Liberation of Eritrea on 24 May 2020; understands

3. Eritrea: doctors
21/03/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Eritrea: doctors List of English-speaking medical facilities and

4. Eritrea: prisoner pack
25/03/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Eritrea: prisoner pack Explanation of the legal and prison system

5. Elite Bargains and Political Deals
15/06/2018 - Stabilisation Unit (SU)
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Found: and Political Deals Project : Ethiopia - Eritrea C ase Study Richard Reid

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Eritrea

1. Tigray Conflict
24/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea and as a patron of the Coalition for Genocide Response - Speech Link
2: Foreign Secretary to our ambassadors in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan, we are talking urgently to partners - Speech Link
3: partners in Ethiopia and across the regions. On Eritrea specifically, we continue to track the situation - Speech Link

2. Ethiopia: Northern Tigray Region
02/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: taken place with the Governments of Sudan and Eritrea over the support that could be given to refugees - Speech Link

3. Ethiopia
15/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: that the special rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea has been unable to get into the country. What are - Speech Link
2: co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea, which will be addressed this afternoon by the - Speech Link

4. Tigray Conflict: Axum
09/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: trying to negotiate peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea a decade ago are dismayed by the fact that they - Speech Link

5. Human Rights (Eritrea)
09/11/2015 - Commons Chamber

1: constituents and most fellow Britons, I knew little of Eritrea, its people or its Government. Conditions in the - Speech Link
2: Nations commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea, rather than the discredited report from the Danish - Speech Link
3: when applied to Eritrea under the rule of President Isaias Afwerki.Isaias’s Eritrea is regularly - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Eritrea
1. Eritrea: Coronavirus
asked by: Baroness Anelay of St Johns
06/07/2020
... and (2) whether that risk has been exacerbated by the actions of the government of Eritrea.

2. Eritrea: Christianity
asked by: Gregory Campbell
12/10/2020
... if he will make representations to his counterpart in Eritrea on the ongoing treatment of 27 Christians released on bail after being detained without trial for several years.

3. Eritrea: Prisoners
asked by: Harriett Baldwin
04/06/2020
... journalists and Aster Fissehatsion.

4. Eritrea: Detainees
asked by: John McDonnell
23/07/2020
... if he will make representations to the Government of Eritrea on reforming its policies that breach the human rights of (a) prisoners who have never been charged nor presented to a court of law but kept imprisoned without due legal process and incommunicado for decades and (b) other citizens.

5. Eritrea: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
10/07/2020
... how they have verified reports that the government of Eritrea is targeting the Red Sea Afar people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest Questions
13 Current APPG Officers
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Vice Chair
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 13th February 2019
3 APPG Memberships
Autism , Friends of Syria , Parkrun
Baroness Stroud Portrait
Baroness Stroud
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Patrick Grady Portrait
Patrick Grady
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow North
Joined: 28th April 2016
Lord Cormack Portrait
Lord Cormack
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Baroness Goudie Portrait
Baroness Goudie
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord St John of Bletso Portrait
Lord St John of Bletso
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Africa , Zimbabwe
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Fiona Bruce MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7042.

Email: fiona.bruce.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Madeleine Crowther. Tel: 07703 549 167

Email: appgoneritrea@outlook.com

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Jan 2021
Source
Madeleine Crowther (acting as a sole trader)
Description
Madeleine Crowther is paid by Eritrea Focus to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 08/01/2021 To : 07/01/2022
Value
£4,501
Date
8 Jan 2020
Source
Jack Patterson (acting as a sole trader)
Description
Jack Patterson is paid by Eritrea Focus to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 08/01/2020 To : 07/01/2021
Value
£6,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Eritrea APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kate Osamor Portrait
Kate Osamor
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Edmonton
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Lord Bishop of Salisbury Portrait
Lord Bishop of Salisbury
Vice Chair
Bishops - Bishops
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Philip Hollobone Portrait
Philip Hollobone
Vice Chair
Conservative - Kettering
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Baroness Anelay of St Johns Portrait
Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 27th January 2021
Departed: 10th March 2021
David Drew Portrait
David Drew
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Stroud
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ann Clwyd Portrait
Ann Clwyd
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Cynon Valley
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Bellingham Portrait
Lord Bellingham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
3 APPG Memberships
Caribbean , Libya , Norfolk Island
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Portrait
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Matthew Pennycook Portrait
Matthew Pennycook
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Greenwich and Woolwich
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 29th March 2017
1 APPG Membership
Short Lets Sector