A United Nations report has documented human rights abuses allegedly committed against civilians in South Sudan by soldiers working for the government. Examples include burning people to death, suffocating them, looting and destroying villages and sexually exploiting girls and women.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, has recommended that if the government fails to hold the accused soldiers accountable for their actions, the cases of abuse should be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) pursuant to a referral by the Security Council, as South Sudan is not currently a signatory of the Court.
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