Al-Marri: GANHRI supports Sudan govt's efforts to advance human rights
March 14 2021 11:23 PM
Al-Marri: GANHRI supports Sudan govt's efforts to advance human rights
During his meetings, Dr al-Marri presented an overview of GANHRI and its tasks

QNA/Khartoum

HE the Vice President and Secretary-General of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri has said that GANHRI's commitment to support Sudan to establish a National Human Rights Commission based on independence, pluralism and transparency in accordance with the Paris Principles.




This came during his visit to Sudan where Dr al-Marri held extensive meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Maryam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi and Minister of Justice Nasreddin Abdel Bari, in addition to meetings with the leaders of the Steering Committee of the National Human Rights Commission.
He praised the great role that the establishment of the Human Rights Commission might play in promoting and protecting rights and redressing victims, noting the importance of supporting Sudan, especially in the transitional phase in the areas of human rights.
He noted at the same time that the visit was the first of its kind and was part of the support of the partnership between the Sudanese government and GANHRI to advance the protection of human rights.
During his meetings, Dr al-Marri presented an overview of GANHRI and its tasks, saying the visit — after the events in Sudan — aimed at discussing the importance of establishing human rights bodies and mechanisms, at the top of which is the Human Rights Commission, and reviewing with officials the best practices in drafting a law for the Commission.
He called for expanding consultations on developing the draft law to serve the promotion and protection of human rights.
He also expressed GANHRI's support for all efforts of the government and civil society organisations in this regard, adding that the selection of Sudan in the Human Rights Council is considered an international testimony to the sincere will of the government to implement its obligations.
Dr al-Marri praised the positive dialogue and the great interest of the Sudanese leadership in supporting the progress of the human rights, pointing to a great response from all actors in supporting the establishment of the Human Rights Commission and the protection bodies and mechanisms.
He also 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 stage, stressing the need to expand consultations and dialogues to adopt the law of the Human Rights Commission in Sudan in accordance with the Paris Principles.
He stressed the necessity of the rule of law, transitional justice, and the participation of victims in the process of developing the human rights system.
He also expressed the willingness of GANHRI to contribute to the national dialogue on human rights issues and to organise technical workshops between the relevant bodies in the country in cooperation with GANHRI and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
He also commended the efforts of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Khartoum.
He called for intensifying training courses for diplomats on the international and regional human rights system.
Dr al-Marri's meetings will continue as he will meet First Vice President of the Transitional Sovereign Council Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sudan and civil society organisations.



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