News from Sudan
This guiding note, developed together with CIVICUS, sets out some of the key aspects of the right to the freedom of peaceful assembly as covered in international law, including under the UN Human Rights Committee General Comment 37.
At the 32nd special session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights implications of the ongoing situation in the Sudan, the Council adopted Resolution A/HRC/S-32/L.1 in which it condemned in the strongest possible terms the military takeover on 25 October 2021 by the Sudanese military against the Transitional Government and called for the immediate restoration of the civilian-led Transitional Government.
In a televised broadcast, General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan announced that he was dissolving the Transitional Sovereign Council along with the country's civilian council of ministers, and declaring a nationwide state of emergency.
The police used tear gas extensively to break up a sit-in by University of Khartoum's students.
The Sudan 2020 Civic Space Report produced by SUDIA and the Sudan Civic Monitor comes as the first of its kind in Sudan. It presents the state of civic space in the country by examining the status of the four fundamental pillars of civic space - Freedom of Expression and Association, Rights of Association and Assembly, Non-discrimination and Inclusion, and Citizen Participation.