UNITED NATIONS

Press Release



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HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN
RIGHTS CALLS FOR PROTECTION
OF CIVILIANS IN CHAD

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Geneva, 5 February 2008-- The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Louise Arbour, expressed her deep concerns regarding the military escalation in Chad in recent days and the threat this represents for civilians. In expressing her sorrow at the reported loss of lives and wounded among the Chadian population, the High Commissioner called on both Government forces and rebel groups to respect international human rights and humanitarian law and to take all appropriate measures to protect civilians.