Sudan: New UN human rights expert to make first official visit

Khartoum, 29 January, 2023.- The new UN expert on human rights in Sudan, Radhouane Nouicer, will arrive in Khartoum on 28 January for his first official visit to the country his appointment in December. He will also travel to Al-Geneina in West Darfur.

During this visit, which will end on 3 February, he will meet with senior Government officials, representatives of civil society organizations, human rights defenders, heads of UN entities and members of the diplomatic corps. He will also be following up on actions taken by the Sudanese authorities to implement the recommendations made by his predecessor, Adama Dieng, and on commitments made to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, when he visited the country in November last year.

The expert’s findings during the visit will contribute to High Commissioner Türk’s oral update to the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on 3 March 2023 on the human rights situation in Sudan. It will also contribute to the High Commissioner’s comprehensive report on the situation to the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council in June.

Nouicer was designated UN Expert on the situation of the human rights in the Sudan on 16 December 2022, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions A/HRC/S-32/1 and A/HRC/50/1.

The expert will hold a press conference on 2 February at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) premises in Khartoum, starting at 2:00 pm. local time.

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