The Sudanese government and armed opposition groups in the country are being urged by the UN to end widespread impunity of serious human rights violations in Darfur.
A new report by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, says killings and rape in the strife-torn region last year have largely been dismissed by local police and underreported by victims due to a lack of trust in the authorities.
Of the 411 cases of alleged abuse documented by the joint African Union-UN mission in the country, UNAMID, very few were investigated or resulted in arrests.
The human rights agency says the report’s findings paint a “grim picture” of a much broader pattern of violence.
OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani has been speaking to Maria Carlino.