UN welcomes ratification of human rights treaties by South Sudan

Members of the united nations security council in a past meeting(Photo: file)

Members of the united nations security council in a past meeting(Photo: file)

June 9th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The United Nations welcomed on Friday – in a statement – the ratification of two human rights treaties by South Sudan.

South Sudan which gained its independence from Sudan in July 2011 is the world’s youngest nation and it is still not part of many international treaties.

Last week, South Sudan’s Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) ratified two international trieaties on human rights: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

In a statement issued on Friday and extended top the Nyamilepedia, a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights welcomed the development.

We welcome the unanimous ratification, without reservations of two vital buy xanax online no prescription human rights treaties this week by the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) of South Sudan,” Rupert Colville said in a statement on Friday.

The TNLA on Monday ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), as well as the First Optional Protocols to both instruments, which establish individual complaints procedures,” the statement added.

It further said once the decision is approved with the presidential signature, “the Government will need to deposit instruments of accession to the UN Secretary-General. The treaties and optional protocols will enter into force for South Sudan three months after the date of accession.”

It added that the Human Rights Division of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has “provided technical support throughout the ratification process, which began in 2015.”

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