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Posted: April 18th, 2012, 8:59pm MSD
[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] called Tuesday for the governments of Sudan and South Sudan [BBC backgrounders] to cease the recent violence [press release] which has led to civilian casualties on both sides. Pillay emphasized that both governments have an obligation under international human rights and humanitarian law to guarantee protection for civilians. Pillay expressed alarm at South Sudan's invasion of the oil-producing region of Heglig, along with reports of an increase of militia in Abyei:These are very worrying reports and I call on all parties to work to avoid an escalation of armed...