News from Sudan
A government official prevented a journalist from attending an official press conference of the Higher Committee for Monitoring the Summer Agricultural Season, which is affiliated with the Council of Ministers.
The National Council for Press and Publications suspended the issuance of Al-Dar newspaper for three days as punishment for publishing an article under the headline "Homosexuals demonstrate and demand the abolition of Article 148.”
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).
This commentary on the Sudan Voluntary and Humanitarian Works Act of 2006 was produced by the Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA) and the International Center for Non-profit Law (ICNL). It was written and presented at a workshop organized by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in March 2020. The workshop aimed to consult with stakeholders (CSOs, Government institutions, national and international NGOs, UN and academia) on key issues impacting the institutional and legal environment governing voluntary and humanitarian organizations, including opportunities, challenges and recommendations for reforms.