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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:

    Portugal

    Portugal
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    OEI
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ratify core international human rights treaties, namely the ICCPR and ICESCR and their Optional Protocols…
    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:

    Iceland

    Iceland
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Undertake prompt, effective and impartial investigations into allegations of crimes under international law and human rights violations, in particular sexual and gender-based violence
    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:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Women's participation
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    JS2 recommended that South Sudan increase the number of women in leadership positions in the army and the police as a basic step towards ending gender-based violence. [Para 40]
  • 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:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    The High Commissioner recommended that South Sudan strengthen advocacy efforts to increase representation and participation of women in decision-making at all levels through capacity-building and the involvement of women in peace and reconciliation processes. [Para 61]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    The Government has made the primary education compulsory throughout the country and established an Alternative Educational System which is to provide ... community girl schools programme ... to the children demobilised from the army and other militias groups operating in country ... [Para 67]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Madagascar

    Madagascar
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIF
    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Take appropriate measures to put an end to all forms of discrimination against women and girls as well as to widespread sexual violence …
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Slovakia

    Slovakia
    Regional group
    EEG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Sexual exploitation / slavery
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Become a State Party to the three optional protocols to the CRC
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Norway

    Norway
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ratify the ICCPR and 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:

    Uruguay

    Uruguay
    Regional group
    GRULAC
    Political group
    OAS
    OEI
    Issue:
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Unclear Response
    Contents:
    Put an end to all violations of international humanitarian law and human rights committed in the armed conflict, in particular, take all necessary measures to immediately stop abductions of children to make them child soldiers, unlawful killings, sexual violence ...
    Explanation
    Noted. Protection of civilians currently living in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Protection of Civilian Sites (PoCs) is the responsibility of United Nations and therefore any security breaches taking place within the PoCs cannot be attributed to South Sudan security personnel because our security personnel cannot have access to the PoCs.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Domestic violence
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    Warrap Women Union (South Sudan) (WWU) stated that, in Warrap, cultural practices had mostly been transformed into customary laws that affected women on a daily basis and caused gender-based and domestic violence in communities and homes. One major cultural barrier that caused a series of domestic violence was the payment of dowry. A suitor normally paid within the range of 50 to 200 cows for a bride in the Dinka culture and tradition. This dowry payment could easily result in the effective enslavement of the woman and make her a property of the husband. [Para 15]
  • 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 Secretary-General stated that sexual violence continued to be used as a tactic of war with a brutality that pointed to its ethnic, as well as political, undertones. Sexual violence had been employed in a widespread and systematic manner by all parties in the course of military offensives and counteroffensives. [Para 35]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    Full implementation of the 25% affirmative action as enshrined in the Constitution remains a big challenge to the Government because women illiteracy rate is higher than that of the men. This illiteracy rate among the women population is caused by customs and traditions perceptions and led to different allocation of duties, recognition and valuing of roles of women in the society. These experiences cut across the entire social construction ranging from the family, community to the national levels through religion, education, culture, and the media. [Para 55]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Austria

    Austria
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    11th session, May 2011
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ratify, without limiting reservations, the CEDAW and its OP.
    Implementation
    "National Report:
    Para 8) Also the Government has ratified without reservations the CEDAW and its OP …
    Para 16) The Government has acceded and ratified various regional and international conventions with aim of promoting and protecting human rights of its citizens. The Conventions ratified and acceded to by the Government are: … CEDAW"
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Luxembourg

    Luxembourg
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    OIF
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ensure access to justice for victims of sexual violence, ensuring the effective implementation of laws protecting women
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Algeria

    Algeria
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    AL
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Women's participation
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Appoint more women to positions of responsibility within the army and the police, which would be a first step to end gender-based violence
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Algeria

    Algeria
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    AL
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    • Gender equality
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Amend its customary law so as to ensure compliance with the CEDAW, particularly in inheritance
    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:

    Mexico

    Mexico
    Regional group
    GRULAC
    Political group
    OAS
    OEI
    ACS
    Issue:
    • Birth registration
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ensure that birth registration is stepped up, through an ongoing campaign and the efficient use of resources…
    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:
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    • Gender equality
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    The High Commissioner indicated that progress in eliminating discrimination and abuses against women and girls had been slow. Women continued to face discrimination regularly, including in relation to such fundamental matters as marriage, land and property ownership, inheritance and education. Harmful traditional practices also played a role in perpetuating women’s unequal position within communities, particularly in rural areas. [Para 15]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Training for state personnel on sexual rights issues
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    Also UNPOL provided human rights training modules for police cadets at the National Police Academy based in Rejaf, Central Equatoria state. Further, similar human rights trainings were provided by UNPOL, including training on ... respect for human rights, especially with regard to resolving cases of arbitrary arrest or detention, prevention of violence against women and children and training of 5,100 police officers in English language literacy. As a result of the trainings, by UNMISS and other international partners, the Government established Special Units chaired by female police officer to deal with issues related to women and children, especially on issues of gender based violence (GBV) [Para 36]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Regional group
    EEG
    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Undertake all necessary measures to eliminate discrimination and abuses against women and girls
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Denmark

    Denmark
    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:
    Promptly take concrete and legal measures to address impunity of sexual and gender based violence, including when committed by members of the armed forces
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Croatia

    Croatia
    Regional group
    EEG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ratify the ICCPR …
    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:

    Latvia

    Latvia
    Regional group
    EEG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Investigate promptly cases of sexual and gender-based violence and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice
    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:
    • Sexual harassment
    • Sexual abuse
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    Moreover, according to JS1, children had reported widespread abuse and mistreatment by their teachers, including sexual harassment. [Para 86]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Early marriage
    • Forced marriage
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Adolescent pregnancy
    • Sexual and / or reproductive rights and / or health broadly
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    The country team stated that South Sudan had an exceptionally high teenage pregnancy rate, attributable to the high rate of child and forced marriage (45 per cent of girls are married before the age of 18) and the limited access of young people to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Adolescents and youth were the age groups most affected by HIV, with 56.9 per cent of new infections occurring among persons between 10 and 34 years of age. [Para 67]