Tag Archives: Human rights violations

31 August 18

Ethiopia: Political prisoners thrown to lions, PM reveals

Security forces in Ethiopia have been using lions and tigers to torture and intimidate political prisoners, the country’s prime minister has revealed.

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14 August 18

South Sudan most dangerous country for aid workers, report says

South Sudan has been named as the world’s most dangerous country for aid workers for the third year running in the latest report from Humanitarian Outcomes.

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18 May 18

South Sudan president calls on security forces to stop killing citizens

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has called upon security forces in the country to stop robbing and killing civilians.

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01 May 18

What has South Sudan gained from independence?

As South Sudan’s peace process continues to fail and the international community debates which course of action to take, the number of people killed or forced to leave their homes only rises. Meanwhile, the reports of horrific human rights abuses
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24 April 18

South Sudan: Attacks on health facilities increasing, report says

A new report published by the New York-based Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict says attacks on medical facilities and staff in South Sudan are on the rise.

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05 February 18

African Union calls for mass withdrawal from ICC

The African Union has called for a mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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15 December 17

How long will the world let South Sudan’s government trivialise human rights?

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on South Sudan’s government to stop delaying the creation of a hybrid court to deal with human rights violations during the country’s civil conflict. “Four years into the conflict, both parties continue to
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25 November 17

UN condemns rise in DRC rights abuses

The United Nations has condemned the rise of human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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31 October 17

How many African nations will follow Burundi’s departure from the ICC

Last week, Burundi became the first nation to withdraw from the Rome Statute, bringing an end to the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction in the African country. A year after the country first threatened to abandon the Hague-based court, Burundi has
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02 June 17

South Sudan: Soldiers accused of rape and murder stand trial

A group of South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping five foreign aid workers and killing one man have appeared in front of a military court in Juba.

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