South Sudan’s Yakani to join International Human Rights Advocacy Group

October 09, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s Edmund Yakani, who is the Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), has been nominated as a member of the working group on civil society engagement with the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Africa.

Edmund Yakani, the Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO)(Photo credit: courtsey image/Nyamilepedia)

Edmund Yakani, the Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO)(Photo credit: courtsey image/Nyamilepedia)

Mr. Yakani said that he was nominated as a member of working group on civil society engagement with Commission of Inquiry with focus on Libya by the Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL), jointly with the Human Rights Centre at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London).

He welcomed the nomination saying that this is a chance to take South Sudan to another level as a nation whose citizens can play an instrumental role in the global search for justice and accountability.

“I am delighted for the opportunity to be a member working towards civil society engagement with Commissions of Inquiry. It is a success for the family of South Sudan civil society and the nation at large. I will do my best not to shame our citizens and government and display the name of our nation South Sudan higher,” Yakani said.

The working group on civil society engagement with the Commission of Inquiry aims at building experiences and best practices for human rights inquiry. 

“I will utilize this opportunity to build experiences and act as a bridge for more South Sudanese to get the same chance elsewhere.” Yakani said.

It is a test for me and our nation in the arena of promotion of peace and stability through making justice and accountability prevail,” He added.

Edmund Yakani will work with some of the best Human Rights activists in the World.

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