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... emphasises the vital importance of the rule of law and civilian oversight of security forces complying with international humanitarian and human rights law as applicable ...

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Reiterates the importance of accelerating the establishment of a fair and transparent justice system, eliminating impunity and strengthening the rule of law throughout the country, ... stresses the importance of further progress in the reconstruction and reform of the prison sector in [affected country], in order to improve the respect for the rule of law and human rights therein, emphasizes the importance of ensuring access for relevant organizations, as applicable, to all prisons and places of detention in [affected country], welcomes [affected country’s action plan on the elimination of torture] as well as the revised Penal Code and efforts of [Government of affected country] at taking steps to ensure consistency with [affected country]’s international obligations and commitments, emphasizes the need for full implementation of such efforts, calls upon [Government of affected country] to fulfil its expressed commitment to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, and calls for full respect for relevant international law including humanitarian law and human rights law;

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Recalling that [affected country’s] Authorities have the primary responsibility to protect all populations in [affected country] in particular from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and, in this regard, recalling the importance of restoring state authority in all parts of the country

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Underlines that it is essential that military operations are followed immediately by [affected country’s] efforts to establish or improve governance structures in recovered areas and by the delivery of basic services, including security, through [relevant institutions];

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... calls for the implementation of [affected country’s plan to reestablish State presence throughout its territory] while balancing efforts to restore security with actions to strengthen governance, provide public and social services to the population, initiate a dialogue to gain trust among all communities and respect the rule of law and human rights;

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Reaffirms that, in the framework of the improvement of the rule of law in [affected country], strengthening the justice sector and the capacity of [affected country police forces], including in its efforts to strengthen ... [the] management of [administrative body in charge of managing prisons in affected country], is paramount for [Government of affected country] to take timely and full responsibility for [affected country]’s security needs;

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Emphasizing the importance of the rule of law as one of the key elements of conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peacebuilding,

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... calls on the Government to create the enabling environment to ensure that the work of the [national] judicial system is impartial, credible, transparent and consistent with internationally agreed standards and, in this regard, welcomes the renewal of [ad hoc national judiciary cell], and encourages the Government to continue to provide it with the support it needs to conduct its investigations

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Expressing concern at the lack of effective civilian control and oversight over the defence and security forces, which hampers the political process and effective functioning of State institutions, as a result of collusion between some political actors and the military leadership

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Reiterating the importance of the rule of law as one of the key elements of conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peacebuilding and reiterating the statement by its President of 21 February 2014 (S/PRST/2014/5), and recalling that security sector reform must take place within a broad framework of the rule of law, and noting in this regard the contribution that effective, professional and accountable police services, that provide security to the population, can make in building trust between State authorities and communities and restoring the rule of law in post-conflict countries

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Urging the Government of [affected country] to remain fully committed ... to protecting the civilian population through the swift establishment of professional, accountable and sustainable security forces, the deployment of an accountable [national] civil administration, in particular the police, judiciary, prison and territorial administration and the consolidation of rule of law and promotion and protection of human rights

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Reiterates the importance of completing the [national justice reform programme], by all the relevant [national] institutions and other actors in view of accelerating the establishment of a fair and transparent justice system, eliminating impunity and contributing to the affirmation of the rule of law throughout the country

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Recalls the need for the [national] Authorities to restore state authority over the whole territory of the country and underlines in this context the importance of [UN Mission]’s further expansion in the provinces

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Expressing deep concern at the continuing deterioration of the security situation in [affected country], characterized by a total breakdown in law and order, the absence of the rule of law, religiously motivated targeted killings and arson, and further expressing its grave concern about the consequences of instability in [affected country], on [affected] region and beyond, and stressing in this regard the need for the international community to respond swiftly

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Reiterates the importance of the full, sequenced, timely and coordinated implementation of [national justice programs], by all the relevant [national] institutions and other actors in view of accelerating the establishment of a fair and transparent justice system, eliminating impunity and contributing to the affirmation of the rule of law throughout the country;

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Recognizing that strengthening national human rights institutions and respect for human rights, due process, combating criminality and sexual and gender based violence, and putting an end to impunity are essential to ensuring the rule of law and security in [the affected country],

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