Sudan: UN Independent Expert to follow up on recommendations by the UN human rights system

The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, will carry out his third mission to the country from 10 to 22 February 2017 to assess the efforts undertaken by the Sudanese Government to comply with its international human rights obligations.

I will follow up on the implementation by the Government of the Sudan of its human rights obligations, in light of the recommendations made to the Sudan by all human rights mechanisms, including those contained in my report of September 2016 to the Human Rights Council,rdquo; Mr. Nononsi said.

The Independent Expert will meet with relevant stakeholders, including the Sudanese authorities, civil society actors, academia, community leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, and UN entities in order to discuss the steps undertaken by the authorities to improve the human rights situation.

This exchange of information will allow me to identify key challenges, as well as technical and capacity building needs that require to be addressed in order for the Government to fulfill its human rights obligations,rdquo; he added.

The human rights expert, who visits Sudan at the invitation of the Government, will hold meetings in Khartoum and Darfur. In addition, he will undertake field visits to Sorotony and El Geneina in the Darfur region.

On Wednesday 22 February at 12:00 pm, the Independent Expert will hold a press conference at the United Nations Development Programme Office (UNDP) in Khartoum, to share with the media his preliminary observations on the visit. Access to the press conference is strictly limited to journalists.

The Independent Expert on Sudan will present his findings and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2017.

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).