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Sunday, 08 May 2016 10:14

SSC Participates in the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights’ Session in Banjul, Gambia:

The Society Studies Center (SSC) participated in the meetings of the 58th session of the AU African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights held in Banjul, Gambia in the period from 6- 20 April 2016.
Mr. Talha Mustafa Director of SSC Human Rights Dept. explained that the Center’s delegation set forth strong interventions during the meetings in which they reflected the negative impact of the coercive measures on the human rights of the people of Sudan and demanded the Commission to hold a special sitting to discuss the issue in its next session. The Center’s representatives also displayed the running efforts at the National Dialogue forum in Sudan and the road map on peace process proposed by the African mediator and called upon the different parties to sign it.
Mr. Talha added that the demand for holding a special meeting to discuss the negative impact was met with a wide positive response from the various commissioners who promised to give support to the demand. Furthermore, a film was displayed during the session reflecting negative impact of the coercive measures on the various sectors of public service, transport and education, together with distributing relevant publications to the attending delegations.
It is worth noting that the Center took part in the proceedings of the Commission by virtue of the observer status in the Commission obtained in 2012. The Commission, established under the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, holds its sessions in April and October each year.