Human rights on agenda as genocide threat hangs over CAR

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Adama Dieng

The human rights situation in the Central African Republic is being discussed by experts in Geneva on Monday.

A Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council was called as the country continues to suffer a humanitarian and political crisis.

Thousands of people are thought to have been killed and over 900,000 have been driven from their homes after mainly Muslim Séléka rebels launched attacks a year ago.

The UN has said genocide could occur if the situation in the country deteriorates.

Adama Dieng, the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide was recently in the Central African Republic.

Daniel Dickinson asked him if genocide was likely.

Duration: 3’50″

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