UN Human Rights Council to hold special Sudan session

- Rabu, 3 November 2021 | 11:56 WIB

UmatPost - The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session to address the "implications of the ongoing situation" in Sudan on Friday after a military takeover eight days ago.

The meeting will take place in a hybrid virtual format at Geneva's Palais des Nations, and most interventions will take place online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

After a special request, the UK, US, Norway, and Germany jointly convened the special session.

On 25 October, Sudan's ruling military council announced a state of emergency and dissolved the transitional sovereign council and government hours after detaining Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and ministers in his civilian government.

The council also suspended some provisions of the constitutional document outlining the political transition in Sudan.

Deep tensions escalated between the military and the civilian administration in Sudan after a failed military coup in September amid rival protests in Khartoum.

For a special session, the support of one-third of the 47 members of the Council – 16 or more – is needed.

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The request was supported by the following members of the Human Rights Council: Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Libya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Ukraine, the UK, and Uruguay.

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