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S. Sudan Human Rights Commission deeply concerned by abuses

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May 5, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The chairperson of South Sudan Human Rights Commission (SSHRC), Lawrence Korbandy, said the body remains committed to investigating and monitoring human rights abuses across the country.

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South Sudan Human Rights Commission chairperson, Lawrance Korbandy, speaks at prayer service for the late Isaiah Abraham, December 16, 2012 (ST)

Korbandy in an interview with Sudan Tribune from Addis Ababa Monday said the human rights body in the country is deeply disturbed by the high level of human rights abuses committed in the conflict that began in December.

He said the commission was preparing a detailed report on human rights situation in the country, but emphasised that it was the role of government and not the commission to protect civilians.

The report will give advice and recommendations on how to end the conflict, Korbandy stressed.

Considering the current political situation in the country, the official said it was imperative for the government to provide physical protection to South Sudanese civilians and their properties.

The rights body has a national agenda for human rights that entails programmes for human rights promotion in the country; including the introduction of human rights to the school curriculum, he said.

The budget for the programme has been approved, he said, adding they are developing the materials to be used in both primary and secondary schools.

“When the cash is received the commission is determined to move forward with the development and production of its human rights education literature regardless of the current situation,” he said.

This investment in education will help to educated the masses on their constitutional rights, respect for good cultural norms and values, their role in promotion and protection of others rights, he further said.

Following the recent visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN human rights chief, Navi Pillay and UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide Adama Dieng to South Sudan, all have raised concerns over the human rights situation.

Korbandy said the interim report of the commission issued last month provides details of the commission’s concerns on the human rights situation in the country and gave recommendations on how to move forward in improving the protection mechanisms and bringing those accountable to justice.

In a joint press statement dated 10 April, the United States, Norway, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom missions in South Sudan, as well as the European Union, applauded the commission’s interim report.

The diplomatic missions encouraged the commission to continue to fulfill their constitutional mandate.

Furthermore, the diplomats called on all parties to cooperate fully with the commission as well as others such as the African Union’s Commission of Inquiry (COI), United Nations Mission in South Sudan and other UN institutions responsible for investigating and reporting on human rights abuses and violations.

(ST)

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  • 6 May 2014 08:07, by Johndumo14

    The USA and other powerful Nations are playing politics on South Sudan.
    Why him John Kerry didnot condemns the rebels when the rebels recaptured malakal and Bentui even more than 200 sudanese traders were killed by rebels.
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said his government “condemns in the strongest terms” a new offensive by South Sudanese government forces against opposition-held positions.

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    • 6 May 2014 08:31, by Adodi Jotuwa

      Johndume14,
      You are right, the US State Secretary John Kerry is playing politics and dealing only with the symptoms of the problem of South Sudan conflict, not the real solution. If US Democrats are really democratic, why did they fail to blame Dr. Fool Riek right from the beginning, not to use violence as a means of assuming presidency or leadership since 1991?

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      • 6 May 2014 08:39, by Adodi Jotuwa

        In US, the Democrats know this perfectly well that nobody in the likes of Dr. Fool Riek will even dream of assuming US Presidency due to poor political record and the issue of constant shift of allegiance since 1991. We have so many educated Nuers who do not rely on prophecy of Ngundeng anymore due to circumstantial differences and can be voted in to lead the nascent country.

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        • 6 May 2014 08:47, by Adodi Jotuwa

          How can the West in general or John Kerry in particular surface today to blame Dr. Fool for the brutal killings that happened recently in Bentiu regardless of signed cease fire that Dr. Fool is supposed to abide by? John Kerry failed to blame Riek since 1991 when he massacred people in Bor before surrendering to Khartoum and later signed his bogus agreement of KPA-1997 in search of leadership.

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          • 6 May 2014 08:56, by Adodi Jotuwa

            Brutal killings are something normal to Dr. Fool Riek Machar. If there is anything really wrong in this government led by Salva Kiir, Dr. Fool Riek was and/is part of the problem because he was there failing to discuss leadership/service delivery problems with his boss but was solely obsessed with "when would his turn really come to govern South Sudan" that he never fought for.

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            • 6 May 2014 09:05, by Adodi Jotuwa

              In terms of wealth, Dr. Fool Riek is really rich. He has money, not because he previously married white lady as his son has done it too, besides the fake money that he prints and distributes to chiefs for garnering political support to assume presidency of the Republic of South Sudan. I wish somebody in the likes of Riek would surface in USA or in one of the European countries and see for themselv

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              • 6 May 2014 09:15, by Adodi Jotuwa

                The West in general or John Kerry in particular should put in mind that Dr. Fool has already failed in his political endeavor for the presidency of the Republic of South Sudan whether the long-awaited peace and political stability come today or tomorrow. Dr. Fool is not the choice. As I have said before there are Nuers who did not repeatedly kill people in Bor, Akobo, Malakal and Bentiu.

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