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Recommending State

UN Member State or Permanent Observer making sexual rights related recommendations, comments or asking questions to the State under Review.

Review Documentation

Sources of information used as the basis for a State’s review.  Includes the State’s National Report, UN Compilation Report and a Stakeholder Summary.

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State responses to recommendations and issues raised in the UN Compilation and Stakeholder summary.

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  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Guatemala

    Guatemala
    Regional group
    GRULAC
    Political group
    OAS
    OEI
    ACS
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Promptly ratify the ICESCR
    Explanation
    This recommendation has been examined by TGoNU and enjoy its support but needs technical assistance and resources to fully implement them.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Norway

    Norway
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Unclear Response
    Contents:
    Immediately desist from violations of human rights, including attacks on civilians and unlawful killings, acts of rape and sexual violence, arbitrary detentions, abductions and looting
    Explanation
    Noted. South Sudan has no plan or policy to attack, rape, arbitrarily detain or extra-judicial execute its citizens. Any attack, rape or unlawful detention or killings is an offence under South Sudan penal law. TGoNU agrees with objective of these recommendations but that does not imply acceptance by the Government of South Sudan responsibility for the attacks against civilians. Currently before the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) a chapter on international law crimes has been added to the Penal Code to deal with cases of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Birth registration
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    JS1 stated that there was no birth registration policy or system in place. Instead, the Government issued age assessment certificates, which had many implications for the enjoyment of children’s rights, including in the establishment of a minimum age for marriage, minimum age for criminal responsibility and access to essential services, including health, education and protection. [Para 10]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    The High Commissioner recommended that all parties to the conflict: (a) desist immediately from violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, and abuses of human rights, in particular those amounting to crimes under international law, and specifically attacks on civilians and killings, and acts of rape and sexual and gender-based violence, arbitrary detention, abduction and widespread looting; and (b) declare and ensure that violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law and abuses of human rights will not be tolerated, and that those suspected of such acts will be removed from duties pending investigation or will not be appointed. [Para 31]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    • Gender perspective in policies, programmes
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    • Women's participation
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    Since South Sudan independence in 2011, significant equal treatment, promotion, protection and respect for women human rights have emerged in the country. Women have taken an active role in the society but illiteracy rate as high as 84 to 86% has been the major challenge affecting women equal participation in the public life. On the basis of United Nations Security Council Resolution No.1325, gender awareness and peace forums were held nationwide. In August, 2012, the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA) with support from UNMISS, undertook a gender-mainstreaming training. In another effort to promote girl-child education, UNICEF and the National Ministry of General Education facilitated and launched a National Strategic Plan on girl-child education which was disseminated nationwide. Through media and public events, advocacy efforts by the Government and international partners to increase number of girl-child enrolment in schools is ongoing. [Para 53]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Slovenia

    Slovenia
    Regional group
    EEG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Early marriage
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    • Forced marriage
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Strengthen the efforts to prevent discrimination and violence against women and girls, including by eradication of harmful practices such as child, early and forced marriage
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Cyprus

    Cyprus
    Regional group
    Asia-Pacific Group
    Political group
    EU
    OIF
    Commonwealth
    Issue:
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    • Female genital mutilation / cutting
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Take effective action to eliminate the phenomenon of Female Genital Mutilation
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Netherlands

    Netherlands
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Take steps to hold to account the perpetrators of the human rights violations, including sexual and gender-based violence, committed during the violence in Juba in July 2016, more specifically, of the attack on the Terrain Hotel, during which a local journalist was killed and several aid workers raped
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ratify the ICESCR and ICCPR and other core international human rights treaties and conventions it is not yet party to
    Explanation
    This recommendation has been examined by TGoNU and enjoy its support but needs technical assistance and resources to fully implement them.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Finland

    Finland
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Take concrete measures to ensure better protection of civilians, in particular women and children, by supporting setting up the Hybrid Court and by investigating and prosecuting alleged serious violations of international law, including when perpetrated by its military personnel
    Explanation
    This recommendation has been examined by TGoNU and enjoy its support but needs technical assistance and resources to fully implement them.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Sexual exploitation / slavery
    • International human rights instruments
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    The United Nations country team recommended the completion of the ratification process of the two Optional Protocols to CRC, on the involvement of children in armed conflict and on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and the ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. [Para 2]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    • HIV and AIDS
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    The Government has enacted … Southern Sudan War Disabled, Widows and Orphans Commission Act, 2011, … HIV/AIDS Commission Act, 2013. [Para 15]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    • HIV and AIDS
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    The Constitution provides that education is a right for every citizen and no person shall be discriminated from receiving education on the basis of ... health status, including HIV/AIDS, gender or disability. [Para 66]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Italy

    Italy
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Enhance efforts to combat violence against women
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Argentina

    Argentina
    Regional group
    GRULAC
    Political group
    OAS
    OEI
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Strengthen measures aimed at ensuring fight against impunity of perpetrators of acts of sexual violence
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Nepal

    Nepal
    Regional group
    Asia-Pacific Group
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ratify the core international human rights instruments, particularly the ICCPR and ICESCR
    Explanation
    This recommendation has been examined by TGoNU and enjoy its support but needs technical assistance and resources to fully implement them.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Germany

    Germany
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    End, investigate independently and prosecute promptly cases of sexual violence against civilians as well as assaults on and harassment of journalists and civil society activists
    Explanation
    This recommendation has been examined by TGoNU and enjoy its support but needs technical assistance and resources to fully implement them.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    • Marital rape
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Domestic violence
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    JS3 stated that there were no specific laws regarding violence against women and no accurate national data on rates of violence. The Penal Code Act excluded coerced marital sex from the definition of rape, and the law enforcement and justice systems were ill-equipped to effectively address cases of domestic abuse. This was further aggravated by exiting harmful cultural practices that treated women as property. [Para 35]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Women's participation
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    The High Commissioner recommended that the Transitional Government of National Unity support genuine consultations so that there was informed participation by victims, women’s groups and all stakeholders, and needs assessment to inform the efforts aimed at achieving truth, reparations, reconciliation and guarantees of non-recurrence. [Para 47]