War crimes in South Sudan
Conectas and 18 partner NGOs request special session of the UN Human Rights Council
Conectas and another 18 partner organizations today asked that the United Nations Human Rights Council urgently hold an extraordinary session on the serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law currently taking place in South Sudan.
Since 2013, more than 950,000 civilians have been displaced and another 290,000 have fled to neighboring countries, threatened by an armed conflict marked by indiscriminate attacks on the civilian population, forced enlistment of children, lootings, indiscriminate bombings with the use of banned munitions and other violations that the organizations classify as “war crimes”.
“The situation in Sudan is serious and cause for concern. This is why we have joined the appeal to convene an urgent special session, which will help prevent genocides, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and provide the information needed for member states of the UN Human Rights Council and the relevant actors in the conflict itself to take the necessary steps to put a stop to these unacceptable abuses,” said Camila Asano, coordinator of Foreign Policy at Conectas.
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