Human Rights Council Calls on African Union to Release Its Report On South Sudan

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March 30, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Forty five (45) members states of Human Rights Council, which include the United States, Canada and many Europeans countries, calls on Africa Union to officially release the leaked Commission of Inquiry report (AUCISS) on South Sudan conflict.

In a joint report on South Sudan, issued during its 28th regular session between March 2-27th, the Human Rights Council recalls that the release of AUCISS report will inform efforts to break the cycle of violence that has ragged the world’s newest nation since December, 2013.

“Now that the African Union Commission of Inquiry has completed its work, we emphasize the importance of the African Union releasing the report so that its findings and recommendation can inform efforts to break the cycle of impunity that has so seriously undermined South Sudan.” Reads parts of the join statement.

While acknowledging the primary role of the regional bloc, IGAD, the world body believes that the AUCISS report will bridge an important gap in the reporting of the conflict, and also helps in accountability process.

“The African Union and IGAD processes have made a positive contribution. Nonetheless, these exists a significant accountability, protection and reporting gap concerning the situation in South Sudan that release of the Commission of Inquiry report should help fill.”part of the HRC report reads.

The chairman of the AU Commission of Inquiry, former President Obasanjo, said after the investigation that “there is no doubt that there have been gross violations of human rights in South Sudan across the board. No South Sudanese leader can claim innocent.”

Adding that “What we do hear from every group of people we talk is that there must be peace, there must be accountability, there must be justice, and there can be no lasting reconciliation, until people feel that justice appears to have been done.”

The Continental body, however, opted earlier this year to shelve the report until further notice, citing that the report may impede the IGAD led peace process; an argument that has been strongly criticized by members of international community, including the United States.

Noticing the overdue silence on human rights violations, the Council has also renewed its concerns on the international humanitarian laws being violated in South Sudan and warns that they are watching.

“We further note that the Human Rights Council delayed any action to address human rights violations and abuses and violation of international humanitarian law in South Sudan since December 2013. There has been no action on South Sudan since President Obasanjo’s presentation to the Council last fall. As such we urge the establishment of appropriate mechanism to address this situation on an urgent basis.” The Human Rights Council joint statement continues.

“This Council continues to watch carefully developments in South Sudan and stresses the important of credible, viable mechanisms to promote accountability, reconciliation, and healing for those affected by the conflict.” The HRC cautions the South Sudanese leaders who remain committed to pursue war than peace.

The Council condemns the lacks of political leadership to resolve the man-made conflict, which was manufactured out of political differences within the ruling SPLM party.

The people of South Sudan have continued to suffer disproportionally as a result of the impasse and continued conflict.

While nearly two million South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have fled their homes to poorly facilitated IDPs and refugee camps, more than 50 thousand people are reportedly killed, according to the International Crisis Group.

The HRC report was signed by the following states.

Czech Republic Liechtenstein Malta Albania Guatemala
Greece Spain Andorra Norway Luxembourg
Netherlands Ireland Cyprus Italy Costa Rica
Bulgaria Belgium Poland Denmark Montenegro
Estonia France Sweden Slovenia Canada
Hungary Austria Portugal Romania UK
Croatia Iceland Lithuania Germany USA
Latvia Switzerland Finland Australia Korea Republic
El Salvador

 

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15 comments

  • Publication of AU commission of inrequire in south sudan will be the first and last civil war to war torn country led by incompeten leader salva kiir.

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  • We are real for peace in World large, but World in large against the peace. as u know the Kiir address Africa union no Africa leader be take to ICC just they are play the human right.

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  • I hope my contribution will bring new energy into this forum

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  • I don’t understand why China still sell weapons to retarded leadership in South Sudan?

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  • The report must be released immediately. There is enough evidences also to expose these organizations and its criminal members linked to withholding the report’s findings.

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    • Dear all
      Ladies and gentleman’s please we now have only someday this man Mr Kiir is going soon with her husband Uganda president we dont carry, how many Chines weapon he bring it in Juba and we always capture 8% and we are only one tribe Nuer me since fighting start in Juba am never see back, and who is Dinka? What we cant we wore about it if the all tank their driver there is Dinka how many we capture from them let them bring them through Ethiopia

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      • nothing happen kiir and husband uganda let them come and they escape aways together as soon as possible, Dinka is meanless people. if Nuer tribe have another support now the same them no could never be living in s s.

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  • As long as USA and UK are requesting AU report to be released, Russia and China are busy to influence AU not to release their report. Only God will favor us!

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  • This is very important and good news to the innocents Nuers whom were slaughtered to annilihation in their own land by the worse illiterate buffoon than idi amin of Uganda and the most dictator than adolf itler of Germany. A modern daylight killer at the face of the international community and world at large, he deserve Sadam Hiesen like treatment and for peace to prevailing in young nation. But what always been a confusing instruments being used by international community is seems to be totally biased justice process, is that the report was reccommending that salva and Dr. Riek should be put off from the would be proposed transitional gov.t of national unity and a person of the African and international community ‘s interests be replaced to lead this propose gov.and the young nation be put under UN trusteeship. Such a decision should not happen because what we know is that a victim is a victim whatsoever the case might be. In this case Dr. Riek Machar is totally free and a victim of salva, he was vulnerable and innocent like Nuers whom were killed in juba from the onset of the crisis. So no a justice reports on certain case on earth that can revictimize the already victim human being, ”never”

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  • As AU member you have a right to point out the reality,You are bussy doing your own things and blaming the western world not to take part in the peace and you fail to do that.leak out the report whom are you fearing of?why are you spoiling ourname AFRICA?

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  • why they keep the report since than and they know it daily that one tribe is still suffering to fight with S sudan Government and Uganda Government and rebel of Sudan and they know it very well only Nuer tribe was killing in Juba by Government.for that reason if world forget Nuer tribe let them keep their report and up now some of us are still a life.

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  • I thing released of investigating report from AU Inquiry Commission requested by all International /National human rights Organisations and UN would not be suspended by any matter weather some Countries having low opinions about releasing.
    Concerned about the report,the leak out document it’s reality,but there is needed of formally report to allow the International community for debate .
    To me report would not be danger to peace talks as many people thing about,it should be away forward,tangibly to those who committed atrocities would not.be apart.of peace negation than opportunity for talks and possibilities of peaceful result should be eminent.

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  • the release of AU report is the fandmental role and make significate role in peace process,and let the AU,US,UK, RUSSIA and NORWAY stop china to wepeaons to useless goverment of stupidkiir and their fools men and let the international comunity detain those wepeons in port DJIBUTI IN THE HORN OF AFRICA.

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  • The world has been relactant I don’t know why. Where is salva kiir ‘s,military coup that he claimed in mid december? If he fails to show evidence , what does is the world waiting for? If the world fails to judge the difference of its constuents then it should let us know. Those massacred in Juba last year were human beings that the world claims to protect. Different foreign forces are in s. sudan and their withdrawal is part of Addis Ababa cessation of hostility , what is the role of international community? China still supplies the weapons to s. sudan and the world keeps silence. some people refuse to let the African Commission of Inquiry pubish the reports on crimes committed against the humanity in s. sudan and the world keeps silence . which one is greater? the world or the individuals? for the world to win the favour of God it must judge between its constuents accurately.

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  • Censors are out in force.

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