Sudan: Human Rights Record Will Be Examined

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Sudan - Human Rights Record

Sudan’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council. Human Rights Watch released a similar report earlier this year describing very worrying trends.

Sudan’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Tuesday, 1 February 2022. The meeting that will be webcast live.

Sudan is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session from 24 January to 3 February.

The documents on which the reviews are based are 1) national report – information provided by the State under review; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as the Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3) information provided by other stakeholders including national human rights institutions, regional organizations and civil society groups.

Human Rights Watch released a similar report earlier this year describing very worrying trends. Human Rights Watch’s 32nd annual review of human rights trends around the globe, reviews developments in more than 100 countries.

The UPR is a unique process that involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. Since its first meeting was held in April 2008, all 193 UN member States have been reviewed twice within the first and second UPR cycles.

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