Sudan Sudan: 2nd Periodic Report, 1999-2003

Periodic Report

Period Covered:1997 - 2003
Date Considered: 4 June 2004
Session Considered:35th Ordinary Session
21 May - 4 June 2004. Gambia

Concluding Observations

Adopted at 35th Ordinary Session, 21 May - 4 June 2004, Gambia.


V- Recommendations

The African Commission recommends that the Government of Sudan should:

26. Continue with the efforts to consolidate the Peace Agreement of Machakos and Naivasha putting an end to the conflict in Southern Sudan and the humanitarian ceasefire Agreement of Ndjamena to end the conflict in Darfur;

27. Intensify efforts for effective implementation of the African Charter, ensuring particularly that the gender dimension is integrated in all the relevant programmes, structures and activities;

28. Diligently carry out appropriate investigations with a view to prosecuting, before independent and impartial courts, the perpetrators of human rights violations in Sudan;

29. Ensure that measures are taken for specific protection of the rights of refugees and displaced persons in Sudan;

30. Take, implement and monitor measures to fight against the violation of specific rights of women and the child in Sudan;

31. Involve more civil society actors and other partners in the process of implementing regional and international instruments to which Sudan is party, particularly the African Charter;

32. Adopt and implement positive measures for the integration of vulnerable and minority groups living in Sudan;

33. Ensure, without prejudice to the quota policy introduced in favour of women, that women take a more significant part in the running of government in Sudan;

34. Make the necessary arrangements for the prompt ratification of regional and international instruments relating to human rights, particularly the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa;

35. Inform the African Commission, in its next Periodic Report, of the steps it has taken to address the areas of concern, as well as how it has implemented the recommendations in this Concluding Observations.

Adopted at the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights held from 21 May to 4 June May 2004, Banjul, The Gambia

This Report is a follow-up of the initial report, and covers the period between 1997 and 2003.

It contains different parts dealing with
  • The general legal framework
  • Civil and political rights
  • Economic, social and cultural rights
  • Protection of the family, women and children’s rights
The chapters deal with particular rights, with reference to the relevant provisions in the Charter.

The preparation of this report involved a wide participation of different official institutions and associations of civil society.


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