FIRST MISSION TO KHARTOUM BY THE NEW UNITED NATIONS INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN SUDAN
8 June 2012
GENEVA – The newly appointed Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, will conduct his first mission to Sudan from 10 to 14 June 2012 to identify areas of technical assistance and capacity building that will help the country to fulfill its human rights obligations.
During his five-day mission, Mr. Baderin will meet in Khartoum with Government officials, civil society representatives, members of the diplomatic Corps and United Nations agencies.
At the conclusion of his mission, on Thursday 14 June, the Independent Expert will hold a press conference, with further details to follow.
The United Nations Independent Expert on Sudan will present his findings and recommendations at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s twenty-first session in September 2012.
The mandate of the Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Sudan was created by the UN Human Rights Council on 18 June 2009. In September 2011, the mandate was renewed for a period of one year. As Independent Expert, Mohamed Chande Othman serves in his individual capacity, independently from any government or organization.
OHCHR – Country Page: Sudan: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/countries/AfricaRegion/Pages/SDIndex.aspx
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