"Accountability is pre-condition for reconciliation" in South Sudan

Nyal, South Sudan. Credit: OCHA

Making people accountable for their actions is a pre-condition for reconciliation in South Sudan, according to a top UN Human Rights official.

Currently on a six day visit to the civil war-torn country, Ivan Simonovic said justice must be implemented alongside peace to prevent people from escaping the consequences of crimes they have committed.

The Assistant Secretary-General shared that message during a string of meetings with key ministers and members of the legislature.

Over a year of conflict has devastated the lives of millions of South Sudanese, displacing nearly 2 million people and leading to the widespread break-down of law and order.

Reech Malual began by asking Mr Simonovic how his meetings went.

Duration: 4'17"

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