28 September 2017

Andrew Clapham to serve on UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

Professor Andrew Clapham has been appointed to serve as a member of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, charged with monitoring and assessing the human rights situation in the country. 

Professor Clapham, an expert in international law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law, will join leading South African human rights lawyer Yasmin Sooka, and former director of Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, Godfrey Musila, on the Commission.

“I am honored to have been asked to join this important UN Human Rights Council Commission to see how best to address the challenging human rights situation in South Sudan”, said Professor Clapham. “I look forward to going to the country and learning firsthand about the situation there so that the Commission can report and make recommendations on how to improve the situation”.

The HRC established the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan in 2016 to monitor and report on the human rights situation and to make recommendations on transitional justice and accountability. The Commission is scheduled to submit its second report to the HRC in March 2018.

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