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THE UN INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN SUDAN TO CONDUCT HIS THIRD MISSION TO KHARTOUM
13 June 2013

(ISSUED AS RECEIVED) GENEVA (13 June 2013) – The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, will conduct his third visit to the Sudan from 15 to 20 June 2013, to identify areas of technical assistance and capacity building which will help the country fulfil its human rights obligations.

During his seven-day mission, Mr Baderin, will travel to Khartoum, Darfur, North Kordofan and Blue Nile states, where he will meet with Government officials, civil society actors, humanitarian organisations and UN agencies.

At the conclusion of his visit on Thursday 20 June, the Independent Expert will hold a press conference at the UN Office in Khartoum. 
Mr. Baderin will present his findings and recommendations in a comprehensive report to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2013.

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For inquiries and media requests, please contact:
In Sudan: Ayman Suliman (+249 187124101, +249 912179766/ ayman.suliman@undp.org)
In Geneva: Joseph Bonsu (+ 41 79 500-0032) / jbonsu@ohchr.org) or write to sudan@ohchr.org.
For media inquiries related to other UN independent experts:
Liz Throssell (+ 41 22 917 9434 / ethrossell@ohchr.org) or Cécile Pouilly (+41 22 917 9310/ cpouilly@ohchr.org)


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