36th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Sudan
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The UN Human Rights Council during its 36th Special Session on 11 May, decided with 18 votes in favour, 15 against and 14 abstentions to strengthen the mandate of the High Commissioner’s designated Expert on Sudan. He is asked to monitor and document all allegations of human rights violations and abuses since 25 October 2021, including those arising directly from the current conflict with a specific focus on prevention of further such violations and abuses from occurring. The UK, the USA, Germany and Norway with support of 16 other Council Members and 36 Observer States called for the convening of the Session. Sudan had opposed the convening of the Session and called for a vote.