A high-level mission to Darfur–led by Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-landmine campaigner–has told the Human Rights Council that the abuses in Darfur continue.

[She] told the Council that ineffective justice mechanisms, the free flow of weapons and a climate of impunity meant Darfur had become a stranger to the rule of law.

She said civilians had become the main target in the conflict, which has also exacerbated the underlying social and economic deprivation in Darfur.

More than 200,000 have been killed and 2 million displaced since 2003.

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