The UN’s Human Rights Council has called on the African Union to investigate Eritrean leaders for alleged crimes against humanity.
In a resolution, it says the AU investigation should focus on bringing those responsible to justice.
Eritrea has described the resolution as unfair and unjust.
Last month, a UN-appointed Commission of Inquiry found that widespread and systematic crimes against humanity, including enslavement, murder and torture, have been committed in Eritrea for the past 25 years.
The AU has no prosecutor or court system but played a key role in setting up a special court to try Chad’s former leader Hissene Habre.