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UNHRC32: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on South Sudan

While mechanisms have been developed to ensure heightened scrutiny of human rights violations and pave the road towards accountability – and ultimately peace – in South Sudan, a growing number of human rights defenders are targeted through threats, intimidation, kidnappings and torture.

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Defenders Speaking Out: “Who will save the citizens of South Sudan if I stop my work?”

As the 31st session of the UN HRC comes to an end, our eyes turn to Geneva and the member states of the Council, awaiting a strong resolution establishing such a mechanism. Yesterday, we spoke to a journalist and human rights defender who was forced to flee South Sudan after his life was threatened by government security forces. His story shows once again the dire need for strong action by the Council.

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