September 12, 2021
February 2, 2021
Civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict in the deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), as inaction on the part of the Security Council is allowing exacerbation of the human rights and humanitarian crisis. In its discussion of the reports on the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA), the Council should seriously consider recommendations made by BINUCA in terms of accountability and protection of civilians to curb the human rights violations and abuses now taking place in CAR. The Council should ensure the report provides specific information, analysis and recommendations on how BINUCA will address women’s protection concerns and how barriers to women’s participation will be overcome. The Council should press the CAR government to ensure conditions are restored to enable the UN and other international actors to resume work in service provision and human rights monitoring through the BINUCA Human Rights and Justice unit. The Council should inquire into accountability for atrocities committed by the LRA, including efforts being made to ensure justice systems are established and LRA leaders are apprehended, including transfer to the ICC of those persons under arrest warrants by the Court.