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ACM Special Release February 2016: Children condemned by the UN to sexual abuse

A cover-up involving UN agencies in the Central African Republic allowed scores of child refugees to be sexually abused by UN peacekeepers

In this ACM special release, Founding Editor James Hall analyses the ongoing pedophile scandal involving UN peacekeepers from a half-dozen countries in the Central African Republic (CAR). A cover-up by UN officials suppressed the soldiers’ crimes, allowing the rape of refugee children to continue.

In a hard-hitting examination of the scandal, Hall calls for the prosecution of UN officials responsible for the cover up. While UN personnel enjoy diplomatic immunity, this can be waived if prosecution is carried out by the UN’s own International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.