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Express concern at acts, threats or situations of violence against civilians, and condemn violations of applicable international humanitarian law and human rights law, and human rights abuses

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Theme/Issue: 
  • - Protection of, and assistance to, the conflict affected population
  • Express concern at acts, threats or situations of violence against civilians, and condemn violations of applicable international humanitarian law and human rights law, and human rights abuses
A. Protection of, and assistance to, the conflict-affected population
Express concern at acts, threats or situations of violence against civilians, and condemn violations of applicable international humanitarian law and human  rights law, and human rights abuses Expressing deep concern at the serious deterioration in the security situation in [affected area] overall so far in [year], and the profound negative impact of this on civilians, in particular women and children, in particular through a marked escalation of hostilities between Government forces and rebel armed groups, as well as an escalation of inter-communal conflicts over land, access to resources, migration issues and tribal rivalries, including with the involvement of paramilitary units and tribal militias, and a rise in criminality and banditry targeting the local population; further expressing deep concern that the deteriorating security situation, as characterized by attacks by rebel groups and Government forces, aerial bombardment by the Government of [affected country], inter-tribal fighting, banditry and criminality, continues to threaten civilians; and reiterating its demand that all parties to the conflict in [affected area] immediately end violence, including attacks on civilians, peacekeepers and humanitarian personnel, S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6 See also, for example,
S/RES/2227 (2015), p.p. 21;
S/RES/2198 (2015), p.p. 17;
S/RES/2187 (2014), p.p. 5;
S/RES/2182 (2014), p.p. 14;
S/RES/2173 (2014), p.p. 6;
S/RES/2164 (2014), p.p. 19;
S/RES/2153 (2014), p.p. 16;
S/RES/2149 (2014), p.p. 9;
S/RES/2147 (2014), p.p. 18;
S/RES/2139 (2014), o.p. 1;
S/RES/2121 (2013), p.p. 8;
S/RES/2113 (2013), o.p. 23;
S/RES/2113 (2013), p.p. 14;
S/RES/2109 (2013), o.p. 20;
S/RES/2100 (2013), p.p. 9;
S/RES/2088 (2013), o.p. 13;
S/PRST/2013/2 (2013), para. 7;
S/RES/2046 (2012), p.p. 6,
p.p. 9 and p.p. 11;
S/RES/2042 (2012), p.p. 4;
S/RES/2040 (2012), o.p. 4;
S/RES/2021 (2011), p.p. 11;
S/RES/2009 (2011), p.p. 4;
S/RES/1990 (2011), p.p. 9;
S/RES/1975 (2011), p.p. 9;
S/RES/1925 (2010), p.p. 11
and o.p. 18;
S/RES/1923 (2010), p.p. 4;
S/RES/1919 (2010), p.p. 12
and o.p. 4;
Deploring the violations of international humanitarian law and human rights violations and abuses committed by Government of [affected country] security forces, their proxies, and armed groups, including those opposing the Government of [affected country], especially at [specific localities], as reported by the Panel of Experts [established to assist the relevant Security Council sanctions Committee], S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6
Condemning the multiple violations of international humanitarian law and the widespread human rights violations and abuses, including those involving extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, sexual violence against women and children, rape, recruitment and use of children and attacks against civilians, looting and destruction of property and attacks against placesof worship, denial of humanitarian access, deliberate attacks against national and international personnel of humanitarian organizations, United Nations personnel and its associated personnel, and humanitarian assets, including supplies, facilities and transports committed by both former [armed group] elements and militia groups, in particular [specific militia], S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6
Strongly condemning the resurgence of violence … the continuous cycle of provocations and reprisals by armed groups, both inside and outside of [capital of affected country]; the threats of violence, human rights violations and abuses and international humanitarian law violations, including those involving extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, sexual violence against women and children, rape, recruitment and use of children and attacks against civilians, attacks against places of worship, and denial of humanitarian access, committed by armed elements, which continue to adversely affect the dire humanitarian situation faced by the civilian population and to impede humanitarian access to vulnerable populations S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6
Strongly condemning the continuing widespread violations of human rights and international humanitarian law by the [national] authorities, as well as the human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law by armed groups, S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6
Expressing concern at the reports of violations of human rights, including extrajudicial killings, violence against women, children and journalists, arbitrary detention and pervasive sexual violence in [affected country], including in camps for internally displaced persons, and underscoring the need to end impunity, uphold human rights and to hold accountable those who commit such crimes, S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6
Strongly condemning reported and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law, including those involving extrajudicial killings, ethnically targeted violence, sexual and gender-based violence, rape, recruitment and use of children, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests and detention, violence aimed at spreading terror among the civilian population, and attacks on schools and hospitals as well as United Nations peacekeeping personnel, by all parties, including armed groups and national security forces, as well as the incitement to commit such abuses and violations … S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6
Expresses deep concern at the escalation of interreligious and intercommunal violence as well as violence targeting members of ethnic and religious groups and their leaders … S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6
Reiterating its strong condemnation of all violations of international law committed against and/or directly affecting civilians, including women and girls in armed conflict and post-conflict situations, including those involving rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence, killing and maiming, obstructions to humanitarian aid, and mass forced displacement, S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6
Expressing grave concern at the continuing human rights violations, including inter alia arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture, and incidences of extrajudicial killings, as well as looting of property, by armed groups and by national security institutions … as well as the inability of the authorities to hold those responsible to account, S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6
Expressing its concern about the continuing precarious and volatile security … S/RES/2228 (2015), p.p.6