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AU delegates assess impact of violence in EES

Author : | Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Members of African Union Commission for Inquiry on South Sudan are in Eastern Equatoria state even though there was little fighting there.

The six-member team will investigate the causes of the crisis in the country.

They will visit other states that were not much affected by the violence to learn how they manage to contain the spread of the violence in their region.

The team leader Justice Sophina Akkufo said they will assess the impact of the conflict on human rights across South Sudan.

“We are investigating what happened as a result of the conflict and to see what human rights have been violated and so on and so forth and we are also set up to make recommendation on the way forward so that people can live in peace and harmony,” said Justice Akkufo.

They have visited the 3 states of Upper Nile region which witnessed the violence.

Justice Sophina further said the team is meeting different stakeholders comprising of civil society groups to collect data on the violence that erupted in Juba and spread to other states.

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