Human Rights Council must address ongoing human rights violations in South Sudan

23/02/2017
Open Letter
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In the wake of the serious events ongoing in South Sudan, FIDH and 37 other human rights organizations, address today a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council to :
- renew the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
- address the need for accountability for past and on-going crimes under international law
- keep its full attention on the human rights violations taking place currently in South Sudan

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  • Co-signatories

    African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (The Gambia)
    Amnesty International
    Article 19
    Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia 
    Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
    Center for Civilians in Conflict
    Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (South Sudan)
    CIVICUS
    Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (South Sudan)
    DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project)
    Dialogue and Research Initiative (South Sudan)
    DITSHWANELO - The Botswana Centre for Human Rights
    End Impunity Organization (South Sudan)
    FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights)
    FORSC: Forum for Strengthening of Civil society (Burundi)
    Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
    Human Rights Development Organization (South Sudan)
    Human Rights Institute of South Africa
    Human Rights Watch
    Institute for Rights of Women (South Sudan)
    International Commission of Jurists
    International Refugee Rights Initiative
    International Service for Human Rights
    International Youth for Africa (South Sudan)
    National coalition of Human Rights Defenders - Uganda
    Nile Centre for Human Rights (South Sudan)
    Nuer Women for Peace and Development (South Sudan)
    Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network
    Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
    Réseau des Citoyens Probes (Burundi)
    Réseau des Défenseurs des Droits Humains en Afrique Centrale (Cameroun)
    South Sudan Human Rights Defenders’ Network 
    South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy
    South Sudan Law Society
    Transitional Justice Working Group (South Sudan)
    West African Human Rights Defenders Network (Togo)
    Women Monthly Forum (South Sudan)
    World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

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