South African Indian-origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka has been appointed to chairman of three-member UN commission (committee) to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan. The committee was constituted by the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) resolution 31/20 which was adopted by consensus, the 47-member body. Other two members of the committee are Kenneth R. Scott (US) and Godfrey M. Musila (Kenya). The committee has been tasked to monitor human rights violations in South Sudan and make recommendations for the process of transitional justice, healing and reconciliation.
The Commissioners will serve in their personal capacities and shall provide guidance to the South Sudan Government on transitional justice, accountability and reconciliation issues. It will also engage with regional and international mechanisms to promote accountability for human rights violations and abuses. The committee will have the tenure of one year and shall present a comprehensive written report to the UNHRC at its 34th regular session in March 2017.
So let’s do:
1. Who is appointed as the chairman of three-member UN commission (committee) to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan?
Source – The Hindu