Panel appointed to probe rights violations in Central African Republic

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This man was crying after surviving an attack on his village in Central African Republic. UNHCR/B/Heger

An international commission of inquiry into allegations of human rights violations in the Central African Republic has been established by the UN Secretary-General.

The three-member panel selected by Ban Ki-moon comprises experts in international humanitarian and human rights law.

They are Jorge Castañeda of Mexico, Fatimata M'Baye of Mauritania and Bernard Acho Muna of Cameroon.

The Central African Republic is plagued by an ongoing crisis that started when rebels attacked government forces in December 2012.

There have been reports of atrocities committed by both sides in the conflict that is pitting Muslim against Christian communities.

In December last year, the Security Council requested the Secretary-General to rapidly establish an international commission of inquiry for an initial period of one year.

The Commission, which will be chaired by Mr. Muna, will investigate reports of human rights violations by all parties since 1 January 2013.

It will compile information to help identify the perpetrators of violations address possible criminal responsibility and help ensure that those responsible are held accountable.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations

Duration:  1’26″

 

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