News from Sudan
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 Ministry of Justice, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, organized a workshop on the draft law of the Human Rights Commission at Al-Salam Hotel. Maulana Omar Muhammad Ahmad Al Dhurair, a legal advisor at the Executive Office of the Ministry of Justice, said that this workshop seeks to discuss the draft law of the human rights commission - one of the commissions stipulated in the constitutional document.
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.
In an effort to expand public participation and citizen engagement, the Ministry of Justice invited civil society organizations and the media to a one day meeting around the draft law of the new electoral commission.