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Somalia: Update on a disaster - proposals for human rights

, Index number: AFR 52/001/1993

This report reviews the progress made in tackling the human rights disaster and sets out proposals for the long-term protection of basic human rights. In December 1992 the UN authorized "Operation Restore Hope", a US-led military operation which has partially improved the security and famine situation. However fighting between armed political groups has continued, and details of arbitrary killings by various armed groups and alleged unlawful killings by soldiers from the international force are given here. On 1 May 1993, the UN operation UNOSOM II will take over, with the aim of restoring peace, seeking political reconciliation and rebuilding Somalia. In this report AI sets out new practical recommendations for UNOSOM II to develop means to protect human rights

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