Visit to Central African Republic: United Nations Expert to Follow Up on Human Rights Recommendations

The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic, Marie-Theacute;regrave;se Keita Bocoum, will carry out a follow-up mission to the Central African Republic from 25 January to 3 February.

I will take this opportunity to assess the implementation of the recommendations I made during my last report to the Human Rights Council and which I shared with national authorities and key actors during my last visit in June 2016,rdquo; Ms. Keita Bocoum said.

I will also follow up with the diplomatic community on the pledges, made during the November Brussels Donor Conference, to support the implementation of the National Plan for Recovery and Peace-Building and the concrete steps taken in this regard,rdquo; she noted.

During her ten-day mission, Ms. Keita Bocoum plans to meet in Bangui and other locations with government, legislative and judicial authorities, as well as United Nations representatives, civil society, non-governmental organizations and the diplomatic community to take stock of the situation and developments, notably in view of the recent upsurge of violence.

I salute the institutional progress made during the last few months but remain concerned about the continuing instability, violence and insecurity,rdquo; she noted. I therefore encourage all efforts aimed at consolidating peace in Central African Republic, including the November Donor Conference, held in Brussels.rdquo;

Ms. Keita Bocoum will report on her findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on 21 March 2017.

Source:United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).