Nepal soldiers from UN Congo mission convicted of sexual abuse

[JURIST] A senior Royal Nepalese Army [official website] official said Saturday that six Nepalese soldiers who were part of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo [BBC country profile] have been convicted of sexual abuse. The United Nations last year implemented new measures to reduce such situations from occurring, such as making it easier for women to come forward with allegations of abuse and imposing curfews for soldiers from member states on UN missions. AFP has more.



 

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