In the morning hours of the 13th of March 2017 a side event/panel discussion co-sponsored by the ICB, along with 13 other civil society organizations, took place at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The side event focused on the on-going situation of crimes against humanity in Eritrea as verified by a 2016 report of a commission of inquiry (COI) mandated by the HRC. The side event discussed, among other things, victims' perspectives on accountability for gross human rights violations in Eritrea, and the need for a continued renewal and expansion of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea (Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth). The side event was moderated by a member of the Council of the ICB, Dr. Daniel Mekonnen. In the afternoon hours, Dr. Mekonnen also presented the attached statement during the Interactive Dialogue of the Special Rapporteur with the HRC. The statement calls for adoption of robust accountability measures. Photo taken at the side event and at the Interactive Dialogue of the HRC.