Resolution 2567 (South Sudan) S/RES/2567

12 March 2021

On 12 March 2021 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2567 on the situation in South Sudan. The resolution condemns ongoing violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws, extends the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 March 2022, and demands that all parties to the conflict end the fighting and recommit to the peace process. Resolution 2567 also “[emphasizes] that those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law and violations and abuses of human rights must be held accountable and that South Sudan’s government bears the primary responsibility to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity, and [expresses] concern that despite the signing of the Revitalised Agreement, violations and abuses including rape and sexual violence continue to occur which may amount to international crimes, including war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

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