South Sudan: UN Human Rights Council must continue to promote accountability in absence of progress on truth and justice for past crimes

Speaking at the UN Human Rights Council today, Amnesty International thanked the High Commissioner for Human Rights for her update on South Sudan. The organisation said that it remained concerned about the absence of progress in the establishment of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan, leaving victims of the conflict with no meaningful justice avenue to date. The failure of the government to incorporate crimes under international law into domestic law has further engrained impunity. This impunity continues to fuel violations of human rights and humanitarian law such as those documented by the UN Mission in South Sudan

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