UN rights official resigns over Central African Republic child sexual abuse
Deputy high commissioner for human rights Flavia Pansieri had admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse in CAR. The UN rights official who admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic has resigned.
The UN confirmed on Wednesday that Flavia Pansieri has left the post of deputy high commissioner for human rights “for health reasons”. No more details were given.
Refugees to Be Able to Vote
Central African Republic’s highest court has overturned a decision by the transitional Parliament that would have barred tens of thousands of refugees in neighboring countries from voting in October’s presidential election. The court, in a decision made public Tuesday on state radio, said Parliament’s June 30 decision to exclude refugees violated the 2013 Constitution. The United Nations refugee agency says about 460,000 Central African refugees have fled religious violence since early 2013; they represent the majority of Muslims from a Christian-dominated population of around 4.5 million people.
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