Many in Central African Republic "want to pursue peace and justice"

Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) living at the M’Poko camp at the airport of Bangui in 2014. UN File Photo/Catianne Tijerina

Following years of inter-communal violence and fighting, there are many now across the Central African Republic (CAR) who "want to pursue peace and justice.”

That's according to Professor Sarah Knuckey, Director of the Human Rights Clinic at New York's Columbia University.

She recently visited CAR for two weeks, together with a team made up of lawyers, students and forensic scientists, in order to help support peace and justice initiatives.

The team offered support and expert advice to government bodies, NGOs and civil society groups.

The UN Security Council recently renewed the mandate of the UN mission in the country, MINUSCA, and urged authorities to lead an "inclusive reconciliation" effort following years of conflict.

Jean Pierre Ramazani spoke to Ms Knuckey, who began by explaining the main event they had organized in the capital, Bangui.

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