SOUTH SUDAN / SIMONOVIC BARNABA MARIAL

04-Feb-2015 00:02:21
The Assistant Secretary General (ASG) for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said in South Sudan that “it would be a great boost for the peace process that all conflict related detainees are freed  on the formula of all for all.” UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / SIMONOVIC BARNABA MARIAL
TRT: 2:21
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
DATELINE: 4 FEBRUARY 2015, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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4 FEBRUARY 2015, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Wide shot, exterior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs sign post
2. Wide shot, Ivan Simonovic greeting Barnaba Marial Minister of Foreign Affairs
3. Wide shot, delegation seated
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights:
“I raised at the meeting with Mr. Minister the possibility for two sides to the conflict to exchange information on missing persons to enable the model remains to be the possibilities the of families to get mortal remains of their deceased family members as well as to exchange information on conflict related detained persons. It would really be a great boost for the peace process that all conflict related detainees are freed that on the formula of all for all, all conflict related detainees are freed. We also discussed the issue of accountability and agreed that peace and justice should go together.”
5. Med shot, Ivan Simonovic and Barnaba Marial
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barnaba Marial Minister of Foreign Affairs, South Sudan
“We have assured him that the Republic of South Sudan will cooperate as a member of the United Nation and a member of the African Union we are in a position to cooperate with all these UN agencies so that we can all work together to bring peace to our country.”
7. Med shot, Ivan Simonovic and Barnaba Marial
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights:
“I was encouraged to hear that South Sudan will present in following days actually the instruments of ratification of a number of important human rights treaties. This is an important commitment and shows that government is interested in the improvements of protection of international guaranteed human rights. “
9. Wide shot, UN delegation leaving the office of Foreign Affairs
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The Assistant Secretary General (ASG) for Human Rights said in South Sudan that “it would be a great boost for the peace process that all conflict related detainees are freed on the formula of all for all.”

In a meeting today (4 Feb) with the Minister of Foreign Affairs in South Sudan’s capital Juba, he discussed the issue of accountability and agreed that peace and justice should go together.

SOUNDBITE (English) Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights:
“I raised at the meeting with Mr. Minister the possibility for two sides to the conflict to exchange information on missing persons to enable the model remains to be the possibilities of families to get mortal remains of their deceased family members as well as to exchange information on conflict related detained persons. It would really be a great boost for the peace process that all conflict related detainees are freed that on the formula of all for all, all conflict related detainees are freed. We also discussed the issue of accountability and agreed that peace and justice should go together.”

After discussing human rights issues with Simonovic, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, the minister of foreign affairs said his government will work together with UN and others to bring peace to the country.

SOUNDBITE (English) Barnaba Marial, Minister of Foreign Affairs, South Sudan
“We have assured him that the Republic of South Sudan will cooperate as a member of the United Nation and a member of the African Union we are in a position to cooperate with all these UN agencies so that we can all work together to bring peace to our country.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights:
“I was encouraged to hear that South Sudan will present in following days actually the instruments of ratification of a number of important human rights treaties. This is an important commitment and shows that government is interested in the improvements of protection of international guaranteed human rights. “

On his 6th day visit to the African country, Simonovic said justice must be implemented alongside peace to prevent people from escaping justice for crimes they have committed.
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