UN HRC: Letter to Permanent Representatives of Members of the Human Rights Council and Observer States on South Sudan

EHAHRDP, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, South Sudan Law Society and Community Empowerment for Progress Organisation in a joint letter, urge UN Human Rights  Council members and observer states to take the opportunity provided by the panel discussion to assess the efforts by the Government of South Sudan, the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS), the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to document and investigate human rights and humanitarian law violations and abuses, to identify those responsible, and to establish independent and credible judicial mechanisms, which meet international standards, to ensure accountability. Please see the link below to read the letter.

Joint Advocacy Doc FINAL 140915.doc

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