JUBA South Sudan (Xinhua) --
A UN human rights body on Wednesday began a
19-day mission to South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda to examine
human rights situations there.
A statement from the
UN Commission of Human Rights in South Sudan said they will meet
political and community leaders, refugees and internally
displaced people as well as members of the international
community regarding the human rights situation in South Sudan.
mission to South Sudan, the Commissioners, Yasmin Sooka, Ken
Scott and Godfrey Musila, are scheduled to meet a number of
ministers, parliamentarians, police, judicial officers, military
officials and they have requested a meeting with President Salva
Kiir,” the statement said.
“They will also
conduct a number of visits to camps in Juba and Bentiu prior to
their departure from South Sudan,” it said.
According to the
statement, from Juba, the UN rights Commissioners will then
visit Addis Ababa, where they will meet leaders of the African
Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) as
well as other members of the international community and civil
They will then
proceed to Kampala and Adjumani in Uganda, where they will visit
the refugee settlements housing South Sudanese refugees.
The Commission is
scheduled to present a comprehensive written report to the Human
Rights Council at its 34th regular session in March