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11 hours ago
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) [official website] on Wednesday called [press release] for the Central African Republic (CAR) to address numerous human rights violations stemming from an outbreak of violence in Bangui last year. Last fall an eruption of violence in the … [read more]


Legal News
3 days ago
by Shriram T. Eachambadi

Amnesty International [advocacy website] (AI) warned [press release] Monday that the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) [official website] is insufficiently equipped to handle dangers of instability and deadly violence to civilians in Central African Republic (CAR). AI's investigative report [text] describes how major gaps … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jan 2016
by Alexis Wheeler

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein [official profile] said Friday his office is investigating allegations of sexual abuse [press release] against children in the Central African Republic (CAR) by EU forces. Most of the alleged abuse took place in 2014, near the M'Poko camp for displaced … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jan 2016
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Central Africa Republic (CAR) constitutional court on Monday certified the results of the first round of the recent presidential vote, resulting in a runoff between two former prime ministers. The election results reported [AP report] that Anicet Georges Dologuele received about 24 percent of the vote, and Faustin … [read more]


Legal News
18 Dec 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC backgrounder] voted this week on a constitutional referendum intended to bring stability to the nation. According to partial results released Thursday, amendments to the constitution to create a senate, allow for freedom of religion and disincentivize political disruptiveness passed with ease, … [read more]


Legal News
30 Nov 2015
by Alexis Wheeler

UNICEF [official website] on Friday called for [press release] aid to approximately 1.2 million children distressed by conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC backgrounder]. Violence has persisted in the CAR since the predominately Muslim-based Seleka rebels ousted former president François Bozize [BBC profile] in March 2013. More than … [read more]


Legal News
2 Sep 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] The transitional council in Central African Republic (CAR) announced on Monday that it has adopted a constitution that will help create a new government for the country to help combat many years of turbulence and social unrest. The constitution must now pass a referendum on October 5, which will … [read more]


Legal News
25 Aug 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] UN Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative for the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC backgrounder] Aurélien A. Agbénonci [UN profile, in French] on Monday strongly condemned [press release, PDF] an August 20 attack on humanitarian workers in the CAR city of Bambari. In … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jun 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] announced Wednesday that in light of allegations of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic (CAR) by foreign troops not under UN control, an External Independent Review will be set up to examine the UN's handling of such allegations. According to a statement … [read more]


Legal News
31 May 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website], Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, on Saturday called on [press release] several states to investigate allegations that members of their peacekeeping forces sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) have committed serious human rights violations. It is reported that soldiers have … [read more]


Legal News
23 Apr 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The current government of the Central African Republic [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], the National Transition Council, voted Wednesday to create a Special Criminal Court. The new judicial entity is to be made up of [StarAfrica report] 27 judges, including 14 from CAR and 13 from other countries. The … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Advocacy groups, such as Human Rights Watch (HRW), are teaming up with various Central African groups to form a coalition urging the Central African Republic's (CAR) [CIA World Factbook profile] transitional parliament to adopt a Special Criminal Court in order to expedite justice for victims of atrocities within the … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jan 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Members of a UN investigatory commission reported on Wednesday that crimes against humanity have been widely committed by all parties to the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC backgrounder, JURIST news archive] and called for the establishment of an international court [UN News Centre report] to objectively … [read more]


Legal News
8 Dec 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) [official website] issued a press release [text] Friday declaring 2014 "a devastating year for children" citing the 15 million children affected by violent conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the State of Palestine, Syria and Ukraine. Beyond the newly erupted conflicts … [read more]


Legal News
25 Sep 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The head of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites], Fatou Bensouda, on Wednesday announced [ICC press release] the office will open a second investigation [ICC report, PDF] into the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) [JURIST news archive] with respect to … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Thursday released a report [document, PDF] identifying various government, militia and rebel leaders of the Central African Republican (CAR) that the organization believes to be responsible for serious violent offenses that have forced nearly a million people to abandon their homes over the … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jun 2014
by William Hibbitts

[JURIST] Religious violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) [JURIST news archive] has the potential to create the conditions for genocide [press release], the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) [advocacy website] said Tuesday, urging other nations to intervene to stop the conflict. The 89-page page report, entitled They Must … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Thursday unanimously voted to approve [press release] a peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic (CAR). UN troops, which will be known as MINUSCA, will be made up of up to 10,000 troops, 1,800 police and 20 corrections officers and will not … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile; JURIST news archive] on Monday strongly condemned [press release] the violence against civilians and international forces working to aid the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Reports estimate [AllAfrica report] that approximately 2.2 million citizens of CAR … [read more]


Legal News
21 Mar 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website] Navi Pillay [official profile] on Thursday urged [statement] the international community to step up its human rights efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR) during opening remarks at a press conference during a visit to the country. Expressing the urgent need … [read more]

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