On 27 September 2019 the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) passed Resolution 42/36 on technical assistance and capacity building in the field of human rights for the Central African Republic (CAR). Resolution 42/36 welcomes the signing of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in CAR on 6 February 2019, and expresses the HRC’s grave concern about the security situation in the country. The resolution condemns the many acts of violence perpetrated by armed groups in violation of the Political Agreement and stresses the urgent need to put an end to impunity in CAR and to bring to justice the perpetrators. In this resolution, the HRC decides to extend the mandate of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights for one year and requests the Independent Expert provide an oral update at its 44th session and to submit a further report at its 45th session. The HRC also decides to organize a high-level interactive dialogue to assess the evolution of the human rights situation on the ground at its 43rd session. Resolution 42/36 recalls that “it is the primary responsibility of the Central African authorities to protect its population against genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.”
The resolution was adopted without a vote.