South Sudan’s human rights record will be reviewed for the third time by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) working group of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, January 31, 2022 at a a meeting to be held live webcast.
South Sudan is among the states that will be reviewed by the UPR working group during its 40th session to be held from 24 January to 3 February*, which marks the end of the third cycle of the UPR. from South Sudan first and second UPR exams took place in May 2011 and November 2016, respectively.
The documents on which the reviews are based are: 1) the national report – information provided by the State under review; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as special procedures, human rights treaty bodies and other United Nations 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 South Sudan on 31 January is here.
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Time and date: 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday January 31, 2022 (Geneva time, GMT +1 hour)
The UPR is a unique process that involves periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN member states. Since its first meeting in April 2008, the 193 UN member states have been reviewed twice in the first and second cycles of the UPR. During the third cycle of the UPR, States must again specify the measures they have taken to implement the recommendations made during their previous reviews and which they have committed to follow, as well as highlight recent human rights developments in the country.
The South Sudan delegation will be led by Hon. Judge Ruben Madol Arol, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
The three country representatives serving as rapporteurs (“troika”) for the review of South Sudan are: Côte d’Ivoire, the Republic of Korea and France.
the webcast of the session will take place at http://webtv.un.org
The list of speakers and all available statements to be delivered during the South Sudan review will be posted on theUPR Extranet.
The UPR working group isplanned to adopt the recommendations made in South Sudan at 4:30 p.m. on February 3. The State under review may wish to express its position on the recommendations submitted to it during its review.
* The 40th session of the UPR was originally scheduled to be held in November 2021, although it was postponed due to COVID-19 measures.
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