23 Mar 2018
Resolution 37/31 (South Sudan) A/RES/37/31
Alarmed by the report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, which states that some of the human rights violations may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the HRC decided to extend the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights, composed of three members, for a period of one year. The HRC further requested the Commission on Human Rights to present an oral update to the HRC at its thirty-ninth session in an interactive dialogue, and to present a comprehensive written report, in an interactive dialogue, to the HRC at its fortieth session. The resolution was adopted without a vote. The resolution "recalls that the Government of South Sudan has the responsibility to protect all of its population in the country from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity."