UN Human Rights Experts visit Bentiu and Malakal
Three members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan visited Bentiu and Malakal to get an update on the current human rights situation in the country.
The members of the commission met with women groups, IDP’s, and UNMISS officials to get clear picture of human rights issues in the state.
The commission’s Chairperson, Yasmin Sooka, said they are in the country to do an assesment on human rights situation from the ordinary citizens of the country as well as the UNMISS and other international partners.
Ms. Sooka said, “I think the big word people talk about is peace and accountability and that is really what this visit is about to hear from the people about what they want.”
Ms. Sooka is calling on the political leadership to give peace a chance and promote dialogue as the way to end the conflict in the country.
She said, “I think this is huge responsibility for leadership and also for all South Sudanese.”