Sudan: Human Rights

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 7 June 2023.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will support the proposal at the special session of the UN Human Rights Council on Sudan from civil society representatives for the establishment of a special mechanism to document human rights violations in Sudan.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK has consistently denounced all human rights violations that have taken place since the military coup on 25 October 2021, and the escalation in incidents since 15 April. On 11 May, the UK called for the Special Session on Sudan at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). The HRC voted in favour of the UK-drafted resolution, which condemns the human rights violations and abuses taking place in Sudan. It is the strongest resolution the HRC has passed on Sudan in over a decade. We will continue to work closely with international and civil society actors to monitor the human rights situation. The UK continues to fund and provide support to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sudan (OHCHR), a UN body that provides a crucial role in monitoring and reporting on human rights violations. We are liaising closely with them as they now set up and run their remote monitoring mechanisms.

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