The Human Rights Council established the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan through resolution 31/20 of 23 March 2016.
The Commission is mandated for a period of one year to:
- monitor and report on the situation of human rights in South Sudan and make recommendations for its improvement;
- assess past reports on the situation of human rights since December 2013 ?in order to establish a factual basis for transitional justice and reconciliation;
- provide guidance on transitional justice, accountability, reconciliation and healing, as appropriate, and — once the transitional Government of national unity is fully formed, operational and commits to ending the violence against the civilian population and to cooperating with the hybrid court for South Sudan — to make recommendations on technical ?assistance to the transitional Government of national unity to support transitional justice, accountability, reconciliation and healing;
- engage with other international and regional mechanisms, including the United Nations, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, the African Union and its African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission Chair and civil society, with a view to providing support to national, regional and international efforts to promote accountability for human rights violations and abuses;
The Commission is requested to:
- present a comprehensive written report, in an interactive dialogue, to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-fourth session;
- submit its reports to the Human Rights Council and then share them with the General Assembly and the African Union
MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
The Commissioners are not United Nations staff; they are not remunerated, and serve in their independent personal expert capacity.
A/HRC/RES/34/25 - Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 24 March 2017 on the Situation of human rights in South Sudan.
A/HRC/34/63 - Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
A/HRC/RES/31/20 – Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 23 March 2016 on the Situation of human rights in South Sudan.