News from Sudan
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 National Radio and Television Corporation issued a clarification statement in response to an article by the editor-in-chief of the Armed Forces newspaper, which contained accusations and incitement on television, accusing the NRTC of insulting the army, police forces and the intelligence service.
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.
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.