CAR war crimes: UN investigators urge intl tribunal

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Members of the UN inquiry commission on CAR war crimes addressing media in New York
[PHOTO: UNifeed] 
New York: Members of the UN inquiry commission on the Central African Republic (CAR) war crimes have urged the establishment of an international tribunal instead of planned special criminal court within the legal system of the country.
The commission "does not believe that CAR has the capacity to provide the judges for the entire tribunal" or that national judges "will have independence and the ability to render accountable the major political players who need to be prosecuted."
Final report of the commission was submitted to the UN Security Council on 19 December 2014.

The report concluded that government forces under former President François Bozizé, as well as the Séléka and the anti-balaka groups were involved in serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross abuses of human rights. - UNifeed
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