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Two Commissioners of a three-member team from the UN Commission on Human Rights speak to Journalists at a press conference, on September 15th. 
As they conclude their South Sudan trip, they called on the government and the African Union to immediately put in place mechanisms of transitional justice for accountability, reconciliation and healing - as stipulated in Chapter 5 of the peace agreement.  
They arrived in South Sudan on September 8th, and during their mission to South Sudan, the Commissioners; Ms. Yasmin Sooka Chairperson a leading human rights lawyer currently serving as Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa, Mr. Kenneth Scott, an International Criminal Prosecutor and, Mr. Godfrey M Musila an International Criminal Lawyer, had meetings with; government representatives, UNMISS senior leadership, the UN Country Team, the diplomatic community, civil society organizations, including faith based and community leaders, and the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC).They also travelled to Malakal and Bentiu. The team was mandated in March, by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor and report on the human rights situation in South Sudan, and make recommendations for its improvement.
Photo:UNMISS/Isaac Billy

UN experts task int’l community on preventing ‘ethnic cleansing’ in South Sudan | Une groupe d’experts de l’ONU charge la communauté internationale de prévenir une ‘purification ethnique’ au Soudan du Sud

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