UN human rights team worried about new rape cases Obaj Shago | September 15, 2016 <http://www.eyeradio.org/human-rights-team-worried-rape-cases/> | 1:51 pm [image: Women wait for transport near UNMISS protection site near Checkpoint in July 2016 - UN photo] Women wait for transport near UNMISS protection site near Checkpoint in July 2016 - UN photo
A team of commissioners from the UN Commission of Human Rights has raised fresh concern about violations of human rights in some parts of the country. After a visit to the UN camps in Juba, Bentiu, and Malakal, the team says there is an escalation of sexual violence against women and girls by armed men in uniform. The team says women in the UN camps have spoken to them about what the abuses and violations they face in the hands of men in uniform. “Women, both young and old, gave accounts of being gang-raped by armed men in uniform,” Yasmin Sooka, the team’s chairperson, told the media on Thursday. Ms Sooka also spoke of an urgent need to establish the hybrid court to try those who have committed crimes and human rights. “In our discussion with the government they have indicated that they stand ready to take on the task of concluding an agreement with African Union which will give effect to ensuring that the hybrid court is able to secure the cooperation of the government,” she added. Ms Sooka also said the violations and impunity would continue if there is no lasting peace and accountability. The commission will summit its report to the UN Human Rights Council in March next year. -- To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to southsudankob+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/southsudankob View this message at https://groups.google.com/d/msg/southsudankob/topic-id/message-id For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "South Sudan Info - The Kob" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to southsudankob+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to SouthSudanKob@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/SouthSudanKob. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/SouthSudanKob/CAJb14ooNWjTBCNvo6NeKkDvzas_hg-Fp2Dwas2oydtP5SO4xHw%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.