Cen­tral African Repub­lic ap­proves war crimes court

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION -

Cen­tral African Repub­lic has ap­proved a law cre­at­ing a spe­cial crim­i­nal court to in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions of war crimes and crimes against hu­man­ity dur­ing more than a decade of eth­nic and reli­gious con­flict, a law­maker said.

Hun­dreds have died in the vi­o­lence and scores more have been raped and tor­tured but the per­pe­tra­tors have not faced any mean­ing­ful le­gal pur­suit, rights ac­tivists say.

“With this law, we will now be able to count on the jus­tice sys­tem to put an end to the con­flicts, to the killings, to the mas­sacres,” Ernest Meze­dio, a na­tional deputy, told Reuters on Wed­nes­day.

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