News from Sudan
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.
Overall civic space remained "Repressed" and unchanged in Q2 2021 compared to Q1 of 2021.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Sudan in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice's National Mechanism for Human Rights (Sudan's newly established National Mechanism for Implementation, Reporting and Follow Up to international and regional human rights mechanisms) has today convened a consultation meeting with civil society organizations on the Sudan National Report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
The Minister of Information announced, during a press conference, the launch of an official government spokesperson platform that will take place on August 17th.