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UN Member State or Permanent Observer making sexual rights related recommendations, comments or asking questions to the State under Review.

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Sources of information used as the basis for a State’s review.  Includes the State’s National Report, UN Compilation Report and a Stakeholder Summary.

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State responses to recommendations and issues raised in the UN Compilation and Stakeholder summary.

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  • State Under Review:

    Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Early marriage
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    Government, in partnership with other stakeholders, launched the African Union campaign to end child marriages on 31 July 2015. This effort was bolstered on 20 January 2016, when the Constitutional Court delivered a landmark ruling which outlawed child marriages and struck out section 22(1) of the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11], which made exceptions for minors to get married in certain circumstances. Government is now taking measures to amend the law so that it conforms to the Constitutional Court ruling. [Para 89]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Republic of Korea

    Republic of Korea
    Regional group
    Asia-Pacific Group
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Stop sexual violence against women and investigate all the reported cases
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Mexico

    Mexico
    Regional group
    GRULAC
    Political group
    OAS
    OEI
    ACS
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Establish a strategy to improve the existing mechanisms for reporting cases of sexual and gender violence against women and girls and to ensure access to justice for victims
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Egypt

    Egypt
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    AL
    OIF
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Complete the ratification procedures for the ICESCR
    Explanation
    This recommendation has been examined by TGoNU and enjoy its support but needs technical assistance and resources to fully implement them.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Czechia

    Czechia
    Regional group
    EEG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Unclear Response
    Contents:
    Ensure accountability for cases of extrajudicial killings and ethnic rape as a weapon of war
    Explanation
    Noted. South Sudan has no plan or policy to attack, rape, arbitrarily detain or extra-judicial execute its citizens. Any attack, rape or unlawful detention or killings is an offence under South Sudan penal law. TGoNU agrees with objective of these recommendations but that does not imply acceptance by the Government of South Sudan responsibility for the attacks against civilians. Currently before the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) a chapter on international law crimes has been added to the Penal Code to deal with cases of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    The UNHCR recommended the ratification of the main international and regional human rights instruments, including ICCPR, ICESCR ... [Para 1]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Women's participation
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    Also Part Two of the Constitution provides for national values and principles of good governance such as equality, non-discrimination, protection of the marginalized, social justice rule of law and 25% affirmative action for participation of women in public affairs. [Para 12]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    France

    France
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    OIF
    Issue:
    • Sexual exploitation / slavery
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    11th session, May 2011
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Adhere to the CRC and its two OPs...
    Implementation
    National Report: Para 10) Also the Government has enacted the Child law and adhered to the CRC and its two Optional Protocols … Para 16) The Government has acceded and ratified various regional and international conventions with aim of promoting and protecting human rights of its citizens. The Conventions ratified and acceded to by the Government are: … CRC and its Optional Protocols …
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Luxembourg

    Luxembourg
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    OIF
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Take all appropriate measures to protect people from all forms of sexual violence
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Spain

    Spain
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    OEI
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Take measures to end impunity for acts of sexual violence against women and girls
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Japan

    Japan
    Regional group
    Asia-Pacific Group
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Proceed with the early ratification of the ICCPR and ICESCR
    Explanation
    This recommendation has been examined by TGoNU and enjoy its support but needs technical assistance and resources to fully implement them.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Chile

    Chile
    Regional group
    GRULAC
    Political group
    OAS
    OEI
    Issue:
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Urgently adopt effective measures to combat sexual violence in the whole territory, to ensure accountability for those responsible of such crimes, and to ensure total redress for victims, by guaranteeing sufficient financial resources to implement such measures
    Explanation
    This recommendation has been examined by TGoNU and enjoy its support but needs technical assistance and resources to fully implement them.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Sexual exploitation / slavery
    • Sexual violence
    • Sexual and / or reproductive rights and / or health broadly
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    JS8 indicated that gang-rape and killing, abduction and stripping, sexual assault, sexual slavery and forced abortion were the most documented heinous violations against women and girls in Unity State. SPLA and its affiliated militias were the perpetrators of the above violations. [Paras 34
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • "Adultery"
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    The High Commissioner noted that women and girls continued to face significant discrimination in the administration of justice. Women were regularly detained on the basis of non-criminal, customary “offences”, such as adultery, with which women tended to be charged disproportionately. [Para 43]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    Lack of funding, long civil war and the entrenched inequalities impacted negatively on the lives of people, particularly women, children, persons of special needs and other vulnerable groups. To eradicate imbalances in the society, especially against women and children, the Government is seeking technical and financial assistance from the relevant international partners so that it can implement its plans, policies and laws. [Para 58]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    India

    India
    Regional group
    Asia-Pacific Group
    Political group
    Commonwealth
    Issue:
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Reinforce its efforts to eradicate harmful customs and practices that are discriminatory against women
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Botswana

    Botswana
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    Commonwealth
    Issue:
    • Sexual exploitation / slavery
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ratify the OP-CRC-SC …
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Guatemala

    Guatemala
    Regional group
    GRULAC
    Political group
    OAS
    OEI
    ACS
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Promptly ratify the ICESCR
    Explanation
    This recommendation has been examined by TGoNU and enjoy its support but needs technical assistance and resources to fully implement them.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Norway

    Norway
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Unclear Response
    Contents:
    Immediately desist from violations of human rights, including attacks on civilians and unlawful killings, acts of rape and sexual violence, arbitrary detentions, abductions and looting
    Explanation
    Noted. South Sudan has no plan or policy to attack, rape, arbitrarily detain or extra-judicial execute its citizens. Any attack, rape or unlawful detention or killings is an offence under South Sudan penal law. TGoNU agrees with objective of these recommendations but that does not imply acceptance by the Government of South Sudan responsibility for the attacks against civilians. Currently before the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) a chapter on international law crimes has been added to the Penal Code to deal with cases of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Birth registration
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    JS1 stated that there was no birth registration policy or system in place. Instead, the Government issued age assessment certificates, which had many implications for the enjoyment of children’s rights, including in the establishment of a minimum age for marriage, minimum age for criminal responsibility and access to essential services, including health, education and protection. [Para 10]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    The High Commissioner recommended that all parties to the conflict: (a) desist immediately from violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, and abuses of human rights, in particular those amounting to crimes under international law, and specifically attacks on civilians and killings, and acts of rape and sexual and gender-based violence, arbitrary detention, abduction and widespread looting; and (b) declare and ensure that violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law and abuses of human rights will not be tolerated, and that those suspected of such acts will be removed from duties pending investigation or will not be appointed. [Para 31]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    • Gender perspective in policies, programmes
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    • Women's participation
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    Since South Sudan independence in 2011, significant equal treatment, promotion, protection and respect for women human rights have emerged in the country. Women have taken an active role in the society but illiteracy rate as high as 84 to 86% has been the major challenge affecting women equal participation in the public life. On the basis of United Nations Security Council Resolution No.1325, gender awareness and peace forums were held nationwide. In August, 2012, the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA) with support from UNMISS, undertook a gender-mainstreaming training. In another effort to promote girl-child education, UNICEF and the National Ministry of General Education facilitated and launched a National Strategic Plan on girl-child education which was disseminated nationwide. Through media and public events, advocacy efforts by the Government and international partners to increase number of girl-child enrolment in schools is ongoing. [Para 53]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Slovenia

    Slovenia
    Regional group
    EEG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Early marriage
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    • Forced marriage
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Strengthen the efforts to prevent discrimination and violence against women and girls, including by eradication of harmful practices such as child, early and forced marriage
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Cyprus

    Cyprus
    Regional group
    Asia-Pacific Group
    Political group
    EU
    OIF
    Commonwealth
    Issue:
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    • Female genital mutilation / cutting
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Take effective action to eliminate the phenomenon of Female Genital Mutilation
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Netherlands

    Netherlands
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Take steps to hold to account the perpetrators of the human rights violations, including sexual and gender-based violence, committed during the violence in Juba in July 2016, more specifically, of the attack on the Terrain Hotel, during which a local journalist was killed and several aid workers raped