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Recommendations to the Central African Republic

Norway's statement during the 31st UPR session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic,  9 November 2018. The statement was held by First Secretary Sean Lobo.

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President,

Norway welcomes the Central African Republic’s participation in the UPR, creation of the National Commission on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and commitment to revise the Criminal Code with the aim to abolish death penalty.

The security situation has detrimental effects on the human rights situation. We are particularly concerned about the increase of sexual and gender based violence.

Norway recommends the CAR to:

  • Adopt more effective measures to end impunity related to sexual and gender-based violence, including by rehabilitating the judicial infrastructure outside the capital.

  • Ensure a vetting mechanism of all security forces regarding possible human rights abuses and provide thorough training on compliance and promotion of human rights.

  • Ensure protection and assistance for displaced persons, in accordance with the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.

  • Strengthen the efforts to ensure the right to education and health services.

Thank you.