JUBA South Sudan (Xinhua) --
Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights in
South Sudan on Monday begun their fifth field mission to Juba
and will also later this week visit Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and
Ethiopia, the UN rights body said.
The UN rights
commission said Yasmin Sooka (chairperson), Andrew Clapham and
Barney Afako will be in South Sudan for five days to discuss
human rights situation in the country.
“They are expected
to meet government officials including the First Vice President
and key ministers, members of civil society, religious leaders,
diplomats and UN agencies and staff of the UN Mission in South
Sudan (UNMISS), including the Special Representative of the
Secretary-General in South Sudan, David Shearer, to discuss the
current human rights situation in the country,” it said in a
statement issued in Juba.
also intend to visit camps for internally displaced persons
across the country, including UNMISS Protection of Civilian (PoC)
sites, to meet the people living there, community leaders and
civil society organizations.
The UN rights body
said the Commissioners will separately visit Uganda, Sudan and
Kenya between Aug. 25-29, where they will visit refugee camps
and settlements along the South Sudanese border.
It said the
Commissioners will conclude their mission in Ethiopia on
Aug.30-31 holding meetings with African Union leaders, the
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), senior UN
officials, as well as other members of the international
The commission will
present an oral update on the human rights situation in South
Sudan to the Human Rights Council on Sept. 17 and a
comprehensive written report in March 2019.