Insecurity and human rights violations in southern Madagascar


[Extract from the declaration]

CETIM is alarmed by the violations of human rights, in particular the right to life, committed by the forces of law and order and armed militias since 2012 in the south of Madagascar.

Since the beginning of this year alone, around 90 people have been the victims of summary executions during the first phase of the operation known as “Coup d’arrêt”, led by EMMO-REG1 forces. As already explained in the CETIM’s written statement presented to the Human Rights Council last year2, the modus operandi is always the same: people are accused of stealing zebus (cattle family), known as “dahalo”, and are executed without further trial. The aim is to terrorise the inhabitants of this region, which is rich in mineral resources, and make them leave their land.

Geneva, 17 September 2014

Read CETIM’s oral statement in French

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