An investigation has uncovered over 2,000 allegations of rape, 300 of which contain kids, by UN officers and peacekeepers.
According to an AP investigation, United Nations peacekeepers have been discovered responsible of raping 300 younger kids during the last 12 years – and solely a handful of these discovered responsible truly served jail time.
The investigation discovered that the names of these discovered responsible have been stored confidential, making accountability inconceivable.
Exposing that the U.N. itself has no authorized binding jurisdiction over peacekeepers, leaving penalties to the international locations that rent the troops.
“It’s an indictment of how the whole U.N. system works,” Peter Gallo a U.N. investigator informed the AP.
In Haiti alone at the very least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers exploited 9 kids in a intercourse ring from 2004 to 2007, in response to an inside U.N. report obtained by AP. In mild of the report, 114 peacekeepers from Sri Lanka have been despatched house. None have been ever imprisoned or tried for his or her crimes towards the kids.
Investigators confirmed the kids 1000’s of images that included the Sri Lankan troops and alleged places of the place the kids stated that they had intercourse with the troopers.
“The evidence shows that from late 2004 to mid-October 2007, at least 134 military members of the current and previous Sri Lankan contingents sexually exploited and abused at least nine Haitian children,” in response to the UN’s report.
One of the victims interviewed recognized by solely a quantity ’01’ informed investigators she had intercourse with practically 50 peacekeepers.
The AP report went on to notice different victims recognized solely by a quantity who acknowledged their accusations of abuse.
“The sexual acts described by the nine victims are simply too many to be presented exhaustively in this report, especially since each claimed multiple sexual partners at various locations where the Sri Lankan contingents were deployed throughout Haiti over several years,” the report stated.
Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi defended the troops, stating, “People are quite happy and comfortable with the peacekeepers.”
Further accused perpetrators emerged from Bangladesh, Brazil, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uruguay, in response to the U.N.
The report comes a month after UN Secretary General António Guterres, admitted that the group, “continues to grapple with the scourge of sexual exploitation and abuse, despite great efforts over many years to address it,” RT reported.
“We will not let anyone cover up these crimes with the United Nations flag. Every victim deserves justice and our full support,” U.N. Secretary General António Guterres stated.