ICJ and other organizations urge states to continue public debates on the human rights situation in Sudan

Ahead of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council’s 50th session (HRC50) between 13 June and 8 July 2022, the International Commission of Jurists and 52 other non-governmental organizations have sent a letter to the HRC calling for the body to ensure that continued attention is paid to Sudan’s human rights situation.

The signatories to the letter also urge states to support the adoption of a resolution to ensure that there are ongoing public debates and regular updates on the situation in the country in interactive dialogues at the Council’s 52nd and 53rd regular sessions.

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Further reading

DefendDefenders: Sudan: The UN Human Rights Council should act urgently and hold a special session

DefendDefenders: The UN Human Rights Council takes a step to address the crisis in Sudan

UN Human Rights Council: HRC resolution S-32/1, UN Doc. A/HRC/RES/S-32/1

Sudan Information Service: Sudan Uprising Report: Build up to the military coup of 25 October

Human Rights Watch: Sudan: Ongoing Clampdown on Peaceful Protesters 3 Months After Coup; Concrete Action Needed to End Repression

African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies: West Darfur: 35 people killed and a dozen injured in Jebel Moon attack as security continues to deteriorate in Sudan

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