JMEC briefs UN Rights team on ARCSS
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has on Monday briefed members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (UNCHRSS), during their fourth field mission to the country.
The Commissioners, Yasmin Sooka and Andrew Clapham were briefed by JMEC Deputy Chairperson Amb. Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge on the status of implementation of the Peace Agreement, challenges and the upcoming High-Level Revitalization Forum.
During their mission, the Commissioners will conduct visits to camps for internally displaced persons across the country, including Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites, to meet the people living there, community leaders and civil society organisations.
The Commission is an independent body mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to determine and report the facts and circumstances of, collect and preserve evidence of, and clarify responsibility for alleged gross violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes, including sexual and gender-based violence and ethnic violence, with a view to ending impunity and providing accountability.
The Commission will present its next report to the Human Rights Council in March 2018.