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SOAS Professor of Law on human rights mission in Sudan

12 February 2014

Mashood A. Baderin, Professor of Law at SOAS, University of London, is currently visiting Sudan on his fourth mission to study the country’s human rights situation.

This week, in his capacity as the Independent Expert on human rights in Sudan, Professor Baderin will travel to Khartoum, North, Central and East Darfur, as well as South Kordofan states, where he will meet with Government officials, civil society actors, humanitarian organisations and United Nations agencies.

Announcing his trip, the scholar and human rights expert said: “The Government of the Sudan has made some progress in developing policies as well as legislative and institutional mechanisms necessary for improving the human rights situation in the country.”  

The desired future development identified by Professor Baderin is the “implementing (of) these policies through the adoption of a results-oriented culture that promotes the tangible realization of the adopted human rights policies across the relevant institutions in the country.”

During his nine-day mission, Professor Baderin will identify areas of technical assistance and capacity building which will help the country fulfil its human rights obligations.

At the conclusion of his visit on Wednesday 19 February, the Independent Expert will hold a press conference at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Khartoum at 1:30pm.

Professor Baderin will present his findings and recommendations in a comprehensive report to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2014.