Dr. Al-Marri: We support all efforts of the government of Sudan and civil society organizations to advance human rights we call for broadening the dialogue with all actors to issue the law establishing the commission The decision to establish the Commission’s Steering Committee is an important step for filling the legal protection void Sudan’s election to the Human Rights Council confirms the aspirations of its leaders to fulfil its obligations
Khartoum: March 14, 2021
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, Vice President of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions and Secretary-General of the Alliance, affirmed the coalition’s commitment to support Sudan to establish a National Commission for Human Rights based on independence, pluralism and transparency in accordance with the Paris Principles, noting the great role that the establishment of the Commission for Human Rights may play in the process of promoting and protecting human rights and redressing the victims, pointing out the importance of supporting Sudan, especially in the transitional phase in the fields of human rights, noting that this visit is the first of its kind within the framework of supporting the partnership between the government of Sudan and the Global Alliance to advance the protection of human rights.
This came during the visit of Dr. Ali bin Smaikh to the Republic of Sudan, during which he held extensive meetings with Dr. Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Nasreddin Abdul-Bari, Minister of Justice, and leaders of the Steering Committee of the National Commission for Sudan Rights. During his meetings, Dr. Al-Marri presented an overview of the Global Alliance and its tasks and said: Our visit aims to discuss the importance of establishing human rights bodies and mechanisms. Al Marri reviewed with officials the best practices in drafting a law for the Commission and called for broadening the dialogue on Developing the draft law in a way that serves the promotion and protection of human rights. Al Marri also expressed the Alliance’s support for all the efforts of the government and civil society organizations in this regard and considered Sudan’s election to the Human Rights Council as an international recognition of the government’s sincere will to fulfil its obligations. Al-Marri praised the positive dialogue and the great interest of the Sudanese leadership in Supporting the human rights march.
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh welcomed the decision to establish the Steering Committee of the Human Rights Commission, which coincided with his visit to Sudan and considered it an important step to fill the legal void during this transitional stage and stressed the need to expand dialogue to adopt the law of the Commission for Human Rights in Sudan in accordance with the Paris Principles. Al Marri stressed the necessity of the rule of law, transitional justice, and the participation of victims in the process of developing the human rights system. Al Marri also praised the efforts of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Khartoum and called for intensifying training courses for diplomats on the international and regional human rights system. Al Marri also met with Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, First Vice President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sudan and civil society organizations.