Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

New Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers in CAR

Recently, the United Nations has come under scrutiny by international media and human rights groups after the leaking of two reports on sexual abuse by peacekeepers. Although peacekeepers who commit crimes should be prosecuted by their home countries, the crimes often go unreported or the home countries fail to act once the peacekeepers return. Now, there’s been yet another report of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. The UN promises to take action. New child sex abuse claims target UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic AFP, The Telegraph June 24, 2015 Another UN peacekeeping contingent serving in the Central African Republic is suspected of sexually abusing street children in Bangui, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. It was the third case of alleged child sexual abuse involving peacekeepers in that country to have surfaced in recent months. […]

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