THE LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE: ACCOUNTABILITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Impunity in Central African Republic (CAR) not only denies justice to thousands of victims of human rights violations and abuses, it also continues to fuel instability and conflict. This is why CAR’s political leaders, including newly elected President Faustin-Archange Touadera, and the international community have repeatedly promised measures to ensure accountability for crimes committed during years of conflict. It is also why, according to report of the consultations done across the country in advance of the Bangui Forum in May 2015, “the population supports the principle of dialogue and reconciliation, but places justice and reparation for the damages inflicted as a necessary condition” to achieve this.
Read also our latest piece on recent progress in establishing the Special Criminal Court for Central African Republic, by Erica Bussey, Senior Legal Advisor.