Eritrea APPG

First Registered: 28/04/2016 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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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. 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

2. 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

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. 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

4. Refugees: Eritrea
12/01/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: on an objective assessment of the situation in Eritrea using evidence from a range of sources, including - Speech Link
2: appalling situation of unaccompanied children from Eritrea who travel into and across Europe seeking sanctuary - Speech Link
3: special rapporteur’s report on the situation in Eritrea. In fact, it was the basis of the ongoing Article - Speech Link

5. Sudan
28/06/2018 - Grand Committee

1: corrupt than, for example, Libya, North Korea and Eritrea.Just over a month ago, Jeremiah Mamabolo - Speech Link
2: the Gergef reception centre on the border with Eritrea. The donors were able to speak with asylum seekers - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Eritrea
1. Eritrea: Arrests
asked by: Stephen Doughty
27/05/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the location of 20 people arrested by the Eritrean security forces in November 2019 in the Mendefera and Adi Quala areas in the Southern Zone of the State of Eritrea.

2. Eritrea: Asylum
asked by: Stephen Doughty
27/05/2020
... what assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian situation of (a) Eritrean asylum seekers and (b) unaccompanied children who are being turned away from the Ethiopian border.

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: Harriett Baldwin
16/06/2020
... what assessment she has made of the (a) humanitarian situation and (b) food security in Eritrea as a result of that country's covid-19 response.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Kate Osamor Portrait
Kate Osamor
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Edmonton
Joined: 24th February 2020
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Co-Chair
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 13th February 2019
Baroness Goudie Portrait
Baroness Goudie
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Bishop of Salisbury Portrait
Lord Bishop of Salisbury
Vice Chair
Bishops - Bishops
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Sudan and South Sudan
Philip Hollobone Portrait
Philip Hollobone
Vice Chair
Conservative - Kettering
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Kate Osamor MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6602.

Email: kate.osamor.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jack Patterson. Tel: 07740 856 853

Email: pattersonj@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
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
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
Patrick Grady Portrait
Patrick Grady
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow North
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
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
1 APPG Membership
Caribbean
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
No other APPG Memberships