Central African Republic's shattered judiciary unable to tackle crime
02 October 2014
The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic is so battered by neglect and a funds shortage that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling "endless" atrocities.
Human rights abuses against civilians by mainly Muslim former rebels and vengeful militias from the Christian majority have claimed thousands of lives since March 2013 and displaced more than a quarter of the population of 4.6-million.Foreign military intervention quelled fears of a potential genocide, but the transitional government in Bangui has turned to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for help in tackling what ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called an "endless" list of alleged crimes against humanity.
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