On alleged wrongdoings by EUFOR RCA’s personnel in Central African Republic: Statement by the Spokesperson
EU News 32/2016
On 19 January 2016, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights informed the EU about allegations of possible sexual exploitation and abuse by some operation personnel of EUFOR RCA, which closed in March 2015.
These alleged incidents appeared to have occurred in Bangui (Central African Republic) in the course of 2014.
The EU takes these allegations very seriously. The EU is committed to human rights, protection of victims of sexual abuse and to fighting against impunity.
EEAS headquarters immediately offered assistance to the UN High Commissioner and his team, as well as to the States potentially concerned, to cooperate on the follow-up of these alleged wrongdoings.
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