Peace, but no Progress: Eritrea, an Unconstitutional State

Bereket Selassie, Mirjam van Reisen

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Abstract

Although the signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 2018 was heralded as a new beginning, the Eritrean people have not been able to reap the dividends of peace, as they are still living in a totalitarian dictatorship. This chapter investigates the relationship between peace, progress, and the Constitution of Eritrea, which has never been implemented. Although much awaited, the peace process must be accompanied by implementation of the Constitution, the rule of law, and mechanisms for the protection of human rights, so that the Eritrean people can benefit from peace, move towards rehabilitation and once again live in dignity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoaming Africa:Migration, Resilience andSocial Protection
Place of PublicationBamendaa, Cameroon
PublisherLangaa RPCIG
Chapter19
Pages521–556
ISBN (Print)9789956551019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameConnected and Mobile: Migration and Human Trafficking in Africa
PublisherLangaa

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Keywords

  • Eritrea
  • peace agreement
  • constitution
  • Rule of Law
  • Human Rights

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Selassie, B., & van Reisen, M. (2019). Peace, but no Progress: Eritrea, an Unconstitutional State. In Roaming Africa:Migration, Resilience andSocial Protection (pp. 521–556). (Connected and Mobile: Migration and Human Trafficking in Africa). Langaa RPCIG. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvvh85q7.25