On Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (KHARTOUM)- The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), located in Geneva, has rescheduled their examination of Sudan’s human rights. It will take place on Wednesday, February 2, instead of on February 1, Tuesday in 2022.
The council made this decision after the boycott of the session by the Sudanese government authorities to protest the commission of a pro-democracy spokesperson dismissed by Gen al-Burhan for his rejection of the coup of January 25, last year.
The Sudan of Human Rights record will be inspected by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). It is a working group that is examining it for the third time on Wednesday, February 2 2022, the meeting will be webcast live,” said the UNHRC on February 1.
The review has noted the end of the UPR third cycle. However, Sudan’s first and second UPR reviews took place in May 2011 and May 2016.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the National Human Rights Commission in Khartoum said that they would not be going to participate in the process and would not cooperate with its results.
“The UPR Working Group’s constant accreditation of the ex-Sudanese Representative to the United Nations Office and International organization in Geneva, “Ali Ibn Abi Talib,” after release it is the clear offence of Sudan’s sovereignty.”
Al-Burhan dismissed the 12 ambassadors in order to support anti-coup protests, and Ben Abi Talib was also among the twelve ambassadors. Before leaving, the ex-Prime Minister Hamdok struggled to keep them, but al-Burhan blocked his efforts.
According to the UNHRC statement that came on Tuesday, Howaida Ali, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice, would lead the ambassadors of Sudan for the Wednesday conference.
The three-country officials serving as diplomats for the check of Sudan are Gambia, Marshall Islands, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
The review will be based on the national report made by the government of Sudan, central reports of independent human rights professionals and groups and data provided by other stakeholders, including national human rights institutions, regional organizations and civil society groups.