Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the Periodic Report of the Republic of Sudan.

Summary: This report compiles all mentions of children's rights in the Concluding Observations of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

Last Examined: 21 May- 4 June 2004

The report was presented by a Delegation led by the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Justice of Sudan.

The Commission raised concerns about:

  • Some harmful traditional practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which are still practised in Sudan and contribute to the violation of human rights of women and the girl child, though the fight by the State and other actors of civil society against these practices has started to yield some results. (Paragraph 13)
  • The rights of women and the child are not adequately protected, and vulnerable or destitute individuals and groups are not given adequate legal assistance. (Paragraph 20)
  • The persistence of some harmful traditional practices against women and the girl child in Sudan, but does not mention any remedial measures taken by the authorities. (Paragraph 21)

The Commission recommended that Sudan :

  • Take, implement and monitor measures to fight against the violation of specific rights of women and the child in Sudan. (Paragraph 30)



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