Sudan’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 9 February in a meeting that will be webcast live.
[NB: The review meeting was originally scheduled to take place on 1 February, but was postponed following an agreement by the Bureau of the Human Rights Council announced the same day by Council President Ambassador Federico Villegas (Argentina)]
Sudan is one of the States scheduled to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its 40th session. Sudan’s first and second UPR reviews took place in May 2011 and May 2016.
The documents on which the reviews are based are 1) national report – information provided by the State under review; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as the Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3) information provided by other stakeholders including national human rights institutions, regional organizations and civil society groups.
The three reports serving as the basis for the review of Sudan can be found here.
Location: Room 18, Palais des Nations, Geneva [NB: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held using a combination of in-person and remote participation, and media representatives are encouraged to follow the proceedings on the webcast.
Time and date: 09.00 – 12.30, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 (Geneva time, GMT +1 hour)
The UPR is a unique process that involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. Since its first meeting was held in April 2008, all 193 UN member States have been reviewed twice within the first and second UPR cycles. During the third UPR cycle, States are again expected to spell out steps they have taken to implement recommendations posed during their previous reviews, which they committed to follow-up on and highlight recent human rights developments in the country.
The three country representatives serving as rapporteurs (“troika”) for the review of Sudan are Gambia, Marshall Islands and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The webcast of the session will be at https://webtv.un.org
The list of speakers and all available statements to be delivered during the review of Sudan will be posted on the UPR Extranet.