New York – 11 August 2018
Human Rights Watch: Political leaders have shown no real will to end the war
South Sudan’s political leaders have shown no real will to end the war, Human Rights Watch said, referring to President Silva Kiir’s decision to pardon armed opposition leader Riek Machar and other opposition groups this week.
The parties to the conflict in southern Sudan must confirm that amnesty is not part of the peace agreement and that it does not protect perpetrators of war crimes since the outbreak of hostilities, said Elisa Kubler, director of justice and human rights at the organization.
“The GoSS has made no progress in establishing the hybrid tribunal set up in the 2015 conflict settlement agreement between the government and the armed opposition, and so far has not signed a memorandum of understanding with the African Union on the tribunal. South Sudan if not signed the memorandum. “
Kepler said that the lack of justice and accountability for serious crimes is the cause of the atrocities, and they demand justice for the rights of war victims.
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