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Central African Republic: “On trial, these warlords lowered their eyes”: The Central African Republic’s challenging pursuit of justice

, Index number: AFR 19/3185/2020

Central African Republic has suffered waves of violence and armed conflicts since 2002, with numerous crimes under international law and other serious violations and abuses being committed with impunity. Efforts to ensure justice to victims of these horrendous crimes are insufficient. Ordinary courts and the UN-backed hybrid court, the Special Criminal Court, have started investigations and prosecutions. However, much more remains to be done by CAR authorities, with the support of their partners, to ensure all those most responsible are brought to account in fair trials without recourse to the death penalty.

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