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No Refuge

Civilian Casualties and Displacement in Central African Republic

L’Évêché displacement camp in Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic, on September 29, 2016, two weeks before the Seleka attack. 

© Edouard Dropsy for Human Rights Watch

Keynote

Essays

illustration © 2017 Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch
The Internet is Not the Enemy

As Rights Move Online, Human Rights Standards Move with Them

Illustration © 2017 Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch
The Lost Years

Secondary Education for Children in Emergencies

Illustration  © 2017 Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch
Overreach

How New Global Counterterrorism Measures Jeopardize Rights

illustration © 2017 Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch
When Exposing Abusers Is Not Enough

Strategies to Confront the Shameless

In October 2016, Seleka rebels armed with machetes and machine guns attacked and destroyed a camp for displaced people in the Central African Republic. They killed at least 37 civilians, wounded 57, and displaced thousands of others in and around the town of Kaga Bandoro.

In northwest Central African Republic, an armed group called “Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation” (3R) has killed civilians, raped, and caused largescale displacement over the past year. In turn, anti-balaka fighters in the area killed unarmed ethnic Peuhl and raped women and girls. As violence has increased in the eastern provinces the northwest was largely neglected by the national government and international forces.