Militias in Sub Saharan Africa

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QUESTION OF: FINDING EFFECTIVE MEASURES TO SUCCESSFULLY DISARM MILITIAS IN CENTRAL AND SUB SAHARAN AFRICA FORUM: DISARMAMENT COMMISSION
SUBMITTED BY: SOUTH KOREA
Disarmament Commission,
Realizing that the UN human rights expressed concern about the treatment of prisoners, especially sub-Saharan Africans, who the militias assume to have been fighting for Al Gaddafi,

Recognizing the role of Amnesty International delegates who interviewed scores of victims of torture who were held in and around Tripoli, al-Zawiya, Gharyan, Misratah, and Sirte,

Acknowledging that in Congo, 13 militia attacks have been carried out in just three weeks in March, resulting in two deaths and 13 abductions,

1.Encourages the UN to pass further resolutions that will illegitimate the arming of militias in Africa;

2.Urges the integration of the militiamen in Central and Sub-Saharan Africa into the payroll and the normal work force of their countries, and proper strategies should be adopted to create jobs in the civil or security sectors as well as job training and education for militiamen;

3.Calls upon the UN to encourage the governments in the region, through different resolutions or reports, to formulate a clear long-term national strategy for complete disarmament;

4.Underlines the importance of the formation of proper border controls as part of governments’ strategies to prevent weapon transportation and trafficking;

5.Further calls upon the UN to:

a)send specialists to countries in the region that would help governments establish a functioning judiciary to try those militia members who: i.torture their prisoners’
ii.refuse to respect the appropriate process,
b)hold their arms past a final disarmament deadline;

6.Stresses on the importance of awareness campaigns being undertaken by governments in the region to clearly establish that inciting violence will certainly result in grave loss to militiamen than refraining from it;

7.Requests that the...
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