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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Letter of Concern to the Republic of South Sudan


The Commissioner Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in the Republic of South Sudan transmitted a Letter of Concern to the President of the Republic of South Sudan regarding rising attacks against women, including brutal acts of rape. The Letter of Concern in particular highlighted the concern of the Commission in relation to the more than 150 women, including pregnant women, children and old persons, who come forward to seek medical assistance after they were raped, sexually attacked, beaten and robbed of their belongings in Bentiu between the end of November and beginning of December 2018.