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Ki-moon recommends establishment of a special court to tackle rights violations in RSS

Author : | Published: May 13, 2014

The United Nations Secretary General has recommended to the Security Council that a special hybrid court be established to handle cases of gross human rights violations in South Sudan.

Ban Ki-moon briefed the Security Council members yesterday on his recent visit to South Sudan.

He told the meeting that while in Juba, he was moved by the appalling conditions in the IDP camps in Juba, where about 20,000 people are being sheltered.

Mr Ki-moon said a special court should be formed to hold leaders accountable to the killings and destructions in South Sudan.

“ There are reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed,” said Mr Ki-moon.

“A special or hybrid tribunal with international involvement should be considered.”

He said fighting must also stop immediately.

“They must cease a senseless power struggle, and restore the sense of national unity that prevailed at the time of independence.”

Ban Ki-moon also said peacekeepers and aid workers in South Sudan are operating under increasingly difficult circumstances.

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