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February 23rd, 2014 - UN Issues Interim Report on Human Rights Abuses

February 23rd, (Juba) Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) welcomes UN report on human Rights violations committed throughout the political crisis that started in mid December 2013 in Juba and spread to other parts of South Sudan.

This report will provide facts required for justices and accountability to prevail. The conflicting parties are involved in gross human rights violations and there should be no compromise in making justices and accountability taking its course since denying the report by the conflicting parties is unjust.

The Executive Director for Community Empowerment for Progress Organization CEPO Mr. Edmund Yakani said the conflicting parties should cooperate to pave way for justice and accountability. “Time has come for the conflicting parties to cooperate in availing the perpetrators of human rights so that justices and accountability can take its course. This report should be treated as source of facts for AU inquiry commission during their independent investigations of the atrocities committed throughout the crisis in the country”, Yakani added.

CEPO in strong terms calls upon UN to move beyond rendering reports. There is need to take immediate action in regards to the report findings and the United Nations should render a quick report on the incident that occurred in UNMISS’ compound in Malakal and this report will be the spring board for African Union inquiry Commission to start their independent investigation.
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CEPO is engaged in the areas of peace and conflict mitigation, human rights, rule of law, livelihood, governance and democratic transformation. It is neutral, non–partisan and non–religious. CEPO is based on the principle of community empowerment and inclusive participation. Its core values are Commitment, Accountability and Transparency (CAT).