The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Mr. Mashood Adebayo Baderin, Sunday started an 8-day visit to the Sudan, his second to the country since his appointment to the job last year.
According to the official Radio Omdurman Monday, Mr. Baderin was on Sunday briefed by the Sudanese human rights parliamentary commission on the rights of training, rehabilitation and capacity-building in the Sudan, and also called on the Sudanese Minister for Justice, Mohamed Busharah Dousah.
It quoted Yassir Abu Kasawe, deputy chairman of the parliamentary Commission for Legislation, Justice and Human Rights, as saying his Commission handed Mr. Baderin the programme of its activities with regards to the civil and political rights as well as the rights of woman, child, education and efforts being exerted to enhance the rights.
Mr. Baderin, who visits the Sudan at the invitation of the Government, will also travel to Darfur, where he will meet with Government officials, civil society actors, members of the diplomatic Corps and UN agencies.
“During my eight-day mission, I will focus primarily on assessing and verifying the situation of human rights in the Sudan in order to determine the technical assistance and capacity building needs of the Sudanese Government,” the UNHR Independent Expert was quoted as saying in a statement.
It said the expert will, at the end of his visit to the Sudan, release a statement with his main findings, as well as his preliminary observations and recommendations.
Mr. Baderin will present his findings and recommendations in a comprehensive report to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2013.