War crimes tribunal urged for Central African Republic

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Philip Alston. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The establishment of an international tribunal to investigate and prosecute war crimes in the Central African Republic has been urged by UN investigators.

More than two years of civil war and sectarian violence have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and led to widespread human rights abuses.

Two million are also in need of humanitarian aid as a result of the ongoing crisis.

Philip Alston, is a member of the UN International Commission of Inquiry on the Central African Republic.

“Our report concludes that crimes against humanity were widely committed by all parties to the conflict. The crime against humanity which covers forced displacement and some amounting to ethnic cleansing clearly is extremely serious. We have therefore recommended very strongly that accountability mechanism must be put in place.”

A full list of people implicated in the conflict will be handed over by the Commission's President to the UN Secretary-General.

The Central African Republic is struggling to resolve the conflict that broke out in December 2012 between militias from the Christian and Muslim communities.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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