Prime Minister Hamdok Addresses the United Nations
Updated: Nov 6, 2019
Abdalla Hamdok, the recently appointed Prime Minister of Sudan, has addressed the United Nations concerning the designation of Sudan by the United States as a state sponsor of terrorism. Dr. Hamdok has done a great deal of work in the international community, particularly as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, a role which garnered him a great deal of praise from many international figures.
However, the recent massacre in Khartoum on June 3rd of this year, and the accompanying denial of the crimes of government soldiers by the national Human Rights Commission, has demonstrated a severely worrying lack of concern for human rights to assembly and protest.
The International Justice Project remains hopeful that Prime Minister Hamdok will continue to work within International frameworks, towards peaceful resolutions in Darfur and the rest of Sudan. Further, we will watch the progress of the Attorney General's investigation into the affair, one of the first tests of the new Sudanese government's dedication to human rights.