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Following a closed briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary General for the Central African Republic (CAR) Mankeur Ndiaye, the Security Council issued a statement that “strongly condemned ongoing human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic and stressed the need to bring to justice the perpetrators.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters

07 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Estonia representative Gert Auväärts walk up to the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Gert Auväärt, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Estonia:
“The members of the Security Council strongly condemned ongoing human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic and stressed the need to bring to justice the perpetrators. They called on all parties to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and ensure safe and unhindered humanitarian access. The members of the Security Council reiterated the importance of ensuring the full and effective implementation of and compliance with the Status of Forces Agreement. They also reiterated that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes.”
4. Wide shot, Auväärt walks away

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Following a closed briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary General for the Central African Republic (CAR) Mankeur Ndiaye, the Security Council today (7 jun) issued a statement that “strongly condemned ongoing human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic and stressed the need to bring to justice the perpetrators.”

The statement, read by Estonian Ambassador Gert Auväärt, called on all parties “to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and ensure safe and unhindered humanitarian access.”

The members of thew Security Council, he said, “reiterated the importance of ensuring the full and effective implementation of and compliance with the Status of Forces Agreement.”

The statement noted that “attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes.”

Estonia holds the presidency of the Council for the month of June.

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