Subcommittee on International Human Rights (SIDR)

The committee met once this week, on February 9th, to hear from Alex Neve, the Secretary General for Amnesty International Canada on the current human rights crisis in Eritrea. This crisis is both incredibly severe in terms of human rights violations, but also surprisingly overlooked in the international community. Mr. Neve highlighted the need for action in this country, where its citizens have been subjected to torture, murder, and incommunicado imprisonment due to religious or political beliefs for decades.