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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:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    • Marital rape
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Domestic violence
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    JS3 stated that there were no specific laws regarding violence against women and no accurate national data on rates of violence. The Penal Code Act excluded coerced marital sex from the definition of rape, and the law enforcement and justice systems were ill-equipped to effectively address cases of domestic abuse. This was further aggravated by exiting harmful cultural practices that treated women as property. [Para 35]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Women's participation
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    The High Commissioner recommended that the Transitional Government of National Unity support genuine consultations so that there was informed participation by victims, women’s groups and all stakeholders, and needs assessment to inform the efforts aimed at achieving truth, reparations, reconciliation and guarantees of non-recurrence. [Para 47]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    • HIV and AIDS
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    The Constitution provides that education is a right for every citizen and no person shall be discriminated from receiving education on the basis of ... health status, including HIV/AIDS, gender or disability. [Para 66]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia
    Regional group
    Asia-Pacific Group
    Political group
    OIC
    AL
    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Develop a comprehensive strategy to eliminate discrimination against women and girls in the areas of education to prevent the increase of illiteracy rate among females
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Luxembourg

    Luxembourg
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    OIF
    Issue:
    • Sexual exploitation / slavery
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Complete the ratification of the optional protocols to the CRC
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Belgium

    Belgium
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    OIF
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ratify the ICCPR and 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:

    New Zealand

    New Zealand
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    PIF
    Commonwealth
    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Unclear Response
    Contents:
    That the Government of South Sudan and all parties to the conflict immediately end the gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law, including targeted attacks on civilians, rape and sexual and gender-based violence ...
    Explanation
    Noted. South Sudan has commitment to protect children and that is why South Sudan acceded without reservation to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989 and the Optional Protocol particularly the Optional Protocol on Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict. The SPLA Act, 2008 prohibits recruitment and use of child soldiers. Also the South Sudan Child Act, 2008 prohibits recruitment of any person into the army under the age of 18 years. In line with the national laws, South Sudan signed a Re-Committeemen Action Plan which resulted in identification, demobilisation and reunification of children associated with various militia groups which accepted peace.
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    WLPoC and Joint Submission 2 (JS2) called upon South Sudan to amend all parts of customary law to ensure its compliance with CEDAW and the Transitional Constitution. [Para 14]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    UNMISS noted that, despite communiqués that both the Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (in Opposition) had signed in October 2014 under the auspices of UNMISS and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, the use of sexual violence by both parties to the conflict had not ceased. In August 2016, after the renewed outbreak of violence, the Special Representative expressed her disappointment that such crimes were still being committed. [Para 34]
  • State Under Review:

    South Sudan

    South Sudan
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    The President of the Republic, with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, signed a commitment to prevent sexual violence against women and children, including development and strengthening of laws, issuance of clear orders to all defence and security forces, ensure accountability in accordance with international standards for sexual violence crimes and strengthening protection of all internally displaced persons. [Para 54]