Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Central African Republic (April 2015)
The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA). The situation in CAR continues to be very serious, with civilians bearing the brunt of the conflict. Over 1 million are currently displaced and more than 2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance while human rights violations and abuses continue to be reported in the country amounting to possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Council should insist that all possible support is given to MINUSCA to facilitate the protection of civilians, including through humanitarian assistance, and to ensure MINUSCA-troops are better prepared and trained, and human rights officers, gender experts, women protection advisers are fully deployed. Medical and psychosocial services must be made available and accessible as per SCR 2127 (2013). The Council must insist on accountability for atrocities committed by all armed groups and security forces operating in the country, and reinforce efforts to ensure justice systems are re-established, with investigations and prosecutions conducted according to international standards. The Council should take into consideration the findings from the March 2015 field mission visit by Council Members and ensure that upcoming elections include women’s safety and participation at all stages of the electoral process.