S Sudan violators face international sanctions

S Sudan violatorsFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – PERPETRATORS of the continued fighting in South Sudan risk sanctions by the United Nations.

Culprits include groups and individuals threatening the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan, and those responsible for attacks on civilians or UN premises.

They may be subject to sanctions under UN Security Council Resolution 2206 (2015).

The United States has joined the Intergovernmental Authority for Development and the African Union have condemned the attacks that have left hundreds dead in recent weeks.

The period featured well-documented reports of civilian killings and a surge in the number of government soldiers in uniform raping and gang raping women and girls who have taken refuge in UN Protection sites.

The UN has documented at least 120 cases of sexual violence in the last two weeks.

More than 1 million people have been displaced inside South Sudan and more than 400 000 people have fled to neighbouring countries.

Mark Toner, US Deputy Department Spokesperson, said the short-sighted actions of South Sudan’s leaders had exacerbated an already intolerable humanitarian crisis with large portions of the country facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity.

Toner called for an immediate halt to combat operations and full compliance with the ceasefire declared on July 11.

The peace agreement provides that the Hybrid Court for South Sudan will have jurisdiction over violations of international law committed during the Transitional Period, including those committed during the ongoing violence.
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