The Egyptian Coalition for Development and Human Rights welcomed the resolutions of the International Human Rights Council on the human rights impact of the conflict in Sudan in the special session on May 11, 2023, which was held to express the Council’s urgent concern for the rights and lives of the people of Sudan. It urged all influential states in the region to encourage all possible means to solve this crisis. Whereas, it adopted the following resolutions by 18 votes to 15, with 14 abstentions.
Appointment of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Radwan Naseer as the Council’s designated expert on human rights in Sudan on 16 December 2022. His mandate should include detailed monitoring, documentation and reporting to the Human Rights Council on all allegations of human rights violations and abuses since 25 October 2021, including those arising directly from the current conflict.
The Council called for the immediate cessation of violence by all parties, without preconditions, the speedy establishment of full, safe and unhindered humanitarian access, the rehabilitation of vital infrastructure and the peaceful negotiated solution to the conflict on a comprehensive basis. Dialogue and recommitment of all parties with the people of Sudan to return to their transition towards a civilian-led government.
It called on the parties to the conflict in Sudan to show maximum restraint and refrain from further violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law. It also called on all parties to the conflict to cease any action exacerbating the humanitarian crisis, and to urgently allow and facilitate full, safe and unhindered passage of humanitarian relief for civilians in need.
It urged all parties to the conflict in Sudan to respect and protect civilians, including those who have been humanitarian, health and civilian infrastructure, and to allow and facilitate full, safe and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance to Sudan and throughout Sudan.
For its part, the Egyptian Coalition for Development and Human Rights expresses its deep concern about the frightening situation inside Sudan, calling on all parties to arbitrate reason, uphold the interest of Sudan, stop all military actions inside Sudan, and resort to dialogue immediately so as not to explode the situation inside Sudan and enter into a dark tunnel