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Consultations on establishment of the Sudan National Commission for Human Rights

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.

Meanwhile, Maulana Abdul-Salam Seed Ahmed, a former human rights adviser, confirmed that the commission is concerned with the follow-up and implementation of human rights in the country, noting that Sudan has had a human rights commission since 2009, but this project is working to re-establish the commission on new foundations in accordance with what is known as the International Paris Principles, which stipulate the minimum principles to be followed in establishing independent national human rights commissions. Abdel-Salam added that the commission is independent and concerned with human rights issues. He also stated that the commission monitors what the various government agencies are doing in implementing and protecting human rights, seeks to protect individuals and groups from violations that occur from time to time, and works on legal reform to enhance human rights in the country.

Source:SUNA News Agency