UN experts visit South Sudan to support steps to implement revitalized peace agreement
Translated and edited by: Committee for Justice
Geneva: February 6, 2022
On Monday, February 7, 2022, the members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan will begin their ninth visit to South Sudan, for a period of 5 days until February 12, 2022.
According to the Media Center of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Yasmine Sooka, chairperson of the commission, and Barney Avako, commissioner, are expected to meet with key government ministers, members of civil society, religious leaders, diplomats, entities monitoring the 2018 revitalized peace agreement, UN agencies and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
The UN committee is discussing the steps and support needed to implement transitional justice mechanisms under the revitalized agreement, after the relevant conference hosted by the commission in December 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Committee is expected to hold a press conference on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 9:00, at the headquarters of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan in Tombing, Juba. The Committee will also submit its report on the human rights situation in South Sudan to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in March 2022 in Geneva.