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UN Human Rights Commission collects evidence to hold more than 40 South Sudanese officials accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity

Geneva / Nairobi (23 February 2018): We have identified more than forty senior military officials who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity in South Sudan, said the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan*.  On Friday, the Commission released its first report since it was mandated by the Human Rights Council to collect and preserve evidence for use in the Hybrid Court and other accountability mechanisms agreed under the 2015 peace agreement. “The court could…

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