The senior UN human 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”.
This report by Disability Rights International focuses on an institution for children and adults with disabilities where sexual abuse, sterilisation, trafficking, inadequate medical care and degrading living conditions are rampant. Yet authorities allow such a place to continue operating without interference.
CRIN is launching a global research report on life imprisonment as part of the Inhuman Sentencing Campaign that highlights the prevalence and plurality of laws permitting life imprisonment for children.