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Undersecretary: ‘Constructive UN inputs will help promote human rights in Sudan’

February 13 - 2022 GENEVA
The Acting Undersecretary of Sudan’s Ministry of Justice, Huweida Ali, addressing the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva
The Acting Undersecretary of Sudan’s Ministry of Justice, Huweida Ali, addressing the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva

The Acting Undersecretary of Sudan’s Ministry of Justice, Huweida Ali, has told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, that the recommendations presented in the third cycle of the Council’s Universal Periodic Review Working Group will help formulate future programmes aimed at promoting human rights in Sudan.

Addressing a session in Geneva for Adoption of the review of Sudan via a pre-recoded video, Undersecretary Ali thanked the delegations of the countries that participated in reviewing Sudan’s third report, which highlighted the progress made by Sudan in promoting and protecting human rights, and the challenges it faces in fulfilling its obligations.

Ali expressed her appreciation over all the “constructive” interventions and recommendations made during the session, adding that the Sudanese government “will study and review them with the concerned bodies and institutions carefully in order to make a decision on them at the fiftieth session of the Human Rights Council”.

She lauded the comprehensive review mechanism “because it provides a platform for constructive discussion, based on equality among all countries,” stressing her conviction that the recommendations presented will help formulate future programmes aimed at promoting human rights in Sudan, expressing her desire for fruitful cooperation and technical assistance from the international community to implement the recommendations, in light of the economic challenges imposed by the Corona pandemic.

 

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali El Sadig has affirmed Sudan's commitment to promoting, developing and protecting human rights, especially in the transitional period, and implementing all provisions contained in the constitutional document.

The Minister was addressing today the training workshop on international human rights law organized by the National Commission for Human Rights, in cooperation with the Human Rights and Child Protection Unit of the Rapid Support Forces and the Arab Organization for Human Rights at Al Salam Hotel here, in the presence of Maj. Gen. Osman Hamed, the Director of Operations Department of Rapid Support Forces and Chairperson of the Arab Organization for Human Rights Alaa Sayed Kamel.

He stressed the importance of concerted efforts to promote human rights and implement what was stipulated in the constitutional document (freedom, peace and justice) and thanked the organizers of the workshop for their efforts, wishing to continue to spread awareness on human rights, and reviewed the agreements ratified by Sudan.

The Minister affirmed Sudan's commitment to promoting human rights, citing this in its third report, which it submitted to the Human Rights Council in the past few days.


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