South Sudan Urged To Uphold Human Rights

This article was last updated on May 27, 2022

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Through its Embassy in South Sudan, Sweden has advised the South Sudanese leadership to critically revisit implementation of respect of human rights issues currently being violated.

Head of the Juba mission Jerzy Makarowski urged the South Sudanese government to implement the conventions on human rights signed.

“The government should promote democracy, freedom of speech and association and respect human rights in the country”, he told a seminar for media monitors and journalists in Juba on Thursday.

Speakers at the meeting called for commitment to adherence to the principles on respect of human rights by the country’s government. 

UNESCO South Sudan representative Salah Khaled said UNESCO has so far trained about 150 journalists in the country on human rights issues.

“This year,  UNESCO also supported the country’s media Associations AMDISS and  UJOSS in a number of areas, including commemorating the World Press Freedom Day in May and the development of media bills”, he said.

During the training facilitators elaborated the importance of monitoring and documenting human rights violations, saying it provides for immediate assistance, seeking redress and remedies as well as influencing policies, changing behaviour and attitudes of authorities and raising public awareness to prevent further violations.

The implementing partners of the training were UNESCO, UNMISS and the Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS).

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