OHCHR and UNMISS jointly release report on human rights violations in South Sudan

The report by the UN Mission in South Sudan and OHCHR found that throughout the fighting that occurred in July 2016 between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO), both sides ignored international human rights and humanitarian law. The report lays special emphasis on the violation of women’s and children’s rights. According to the report, SPLA and SPLM/A-IO continue to target women and children, and in particular, Nuers with tribal markings on their foreheads. The report emphasises the need for accountability and justice for those human rights violations, and urges that the Hybrid Court for South Sudan be operationalised by the African Union.