Human rights on agenda as genocide threat hangs over CAR

20 January 2014

The human rights situation in the Central African Republic is being discussed by experts in Geneva on Monday.

A Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council was called as the country continues to suffer a humanitarian and political crisis.

Thousands of people are thought to have been killed and over 900,000 have been driven from their homes after mainly Muslim Séléka rebels launched attacks a year ago.

The UN has said genocide could occur if the situation in the country deteriorates.

Adama Dieng, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide was recently in the Central African Republic.

Daniel Dickinson asked him if genocide was likely.

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