Independent Expert on Human Rights to hold a press conference in Khartoum
KHARTOUM, Sudan, June 14, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Independent Expert on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan Professor Mashood Baderin will hold a press conference on Thursday 14 June 2012 at 14:30 hours at the Ministry of Justice in Khartoum. The Independent Expert will brief the media on the outcome of his current mission to Sudan.
Mr. Mashood Baderin was appointed on 21 March 2012 by the Human Rights Council as Independent Experts in replacement of Justice Mohamed Chande Osman. Nigerian by nationality, he has performed academic and research activities in the area of International, Human Rights and Islamic laws.
Human Rights Council Resolution 18/16 tasked the Independent Expert with an overall technical assistance and capacity building mandate. The former Independent Expert engaged with key stakeholders during his visit in January 2012 to explore ways to undertake a comprehensive and participatory need assessment for technical cooperation and capacity building in Sudan.
The Independent Expert intends to continue his engagement with Government officials including Judicial and Security institutions, diplomatic community and civil society organizations.