the communiqu\u00e9 of the African Union Peace and Security Council at its 411th

The communiqué of the african union peace and

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the communiqué of the African Union Peace and Security Council at its 411th meeting, held at the level of Heads of State and Government, in Banjul, on 30 December 2013, on the situation in the Central African Republic, including the deployment of the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic, Welcoming also the mission of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Central African Republic from 12 to 24 December 2013, and taking note of its findings, Commending the Mission of the Economic Community of Central African States for the Consolidation of Peace in the Central African Republic and the international assistance provided to address the situation in the Central African Republic, 3
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A/HRC/S-20/2 Welcoming the initiative to organize a donors’ conference on 1 February 2014 in Addis Ababa to strengthen the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic, Welcoming also the final communiqué of 10 January 2014 of the sixth extraordinary session of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of Central African States, which invited the National Transitional Council and all sectors of Central African society to continue their efforts to resolve the political crisis without delay, Encouraging inclusive national efforts aimed at accountability, reconciliation and the re-establishment of State institutions and the rule of law, and stressing in this context the importance of interfaith and inter-communal dialogue, Taking note of the efforts of the Secretary-General to rapidly establish an international commission of inquiry in order to immediately investigate reports of violations of international humanitarian law, international human rights law and abuses of human rights in the Central African Republic by all parties since 1 January 2013, 1. Strongly condemns the continued and widespread violations and abuses of human rights perpetrated by all actors, and stresses that the perpetrators of such violations and abuses should be held accountable and brought to justice; 2. Demands an immediate halt to all human rights violations and abuses and acts of violence by all parties, and the strict observance of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as the restoration of rule of law in the country, and in this regard reminds all parties of their responsibilities under international human rights law; 3. Urges all parties in the Central African Republic to protect all civilians, in particular women and children from sexual violence; 4. Emphasizes the need for all parties to facilitate humanitarian access for the United Nations and humanitarian organizations for all persons in need of assistance, and for humanitarian organizations to continue to deliver appropriate humanitarian assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons and to respond to the challenges associated with the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic; 5. Expresses grave concern
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