South Sudan: Human Rights

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 22 February 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Deputy Chairman of Committees

To ask His Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in South Sudan.

Photo of Lord Benyon Lord Benyon The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

South Sudan is an FCDO human rights priority country. Media freedom and civic space remains limited, with journalists and human rights activists threatened, harassed, illegally arrested, and arbitrarily detained. Sub-national conflict continues to result in human rights abuses against civilians. At the UN Human Rights Council on 9 October 2023, the UK called on the South Sudanese Government to end impunity for human rights violations and abuses, and to establish the necessary justice and accountability mechanisms.

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