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September 7, 2016 (JUBA) - The United Nations Commission of Human Rights in South Sudan started, on 7 September, a 19-day mission that will involve visiting South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda.

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A general view of participants during the 29th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 3 July 2015 - (UN Photo)

The team will, during their visit to the three East African nations, reportedly meet political and community leaders, refugees and internally displaced people as well as members of the international community regarding the human rights situation in South Sudan.

The three commissioners were, in March this year, mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor and report on the human rights situation in South Sudan, establish a factual basis for transitional justice and to provide guidance to the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) of South Sudan on transitional justice.

Commissioners, Yasmin Sooka, Ken Scott and Godfrey Musila, are scheduled to meet a number of ministers, parliamentarians, police, judicial officers, military officials and have requested a meeting with President Salva Kiir during their mission to South Sudan, the UN said.

“They [commissioners] will also conduct a number of visits to camps in Juba and Bentiu,” it added.

The commissioners are also scheduled to meet leaders of the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) as well as other members of the international community and civil society when they visit Ethiopia before proceeding Uganda to visit the refugee camps housing South Sudanese refugees.

The commission is due to present a comprehensive written report to the Human Rights Council at its 34th regular session in March 2017.

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