UN report points to South Sudan war crimes

UN report points to South Sudan war crimes

A United Nations report on human rights violations in South Sudan released Friday concludes that some violations against civilian populations may constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes. The Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, established by the Human Rights Council in March 2016, said it has identified at least 40…

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Hissene Habre trial postponed

Chad’s former President, Hissene Habre, was forcibly brought to court for his second day of his trial for crimes against humanity on Tuesday July 21, 2015. On his first day in court, Monday July 20, Habre was removed from the courtroom after shouting that the trial was “a farce.” When…

Human Rights Watch releases report on South Sudan

A report released yesterday by Human Rights Watch stated that South Sudanese government forces and allied fighter have been carrying out scores of killings, rapes and widespread bringing and pillaging of civilian property in a military offensive in Unity State. These acts have caused forced displacement of those living in…