UNITAMS announces the launch of the “Sudan Accountability Platform”

Sudan Events – Talal Mudathir

The United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transitional Phase in Sudan (UNITAMS) said that in November, in partnership with the International Criminal Court and the Sudan Human Rights Network, it will launch the “Sudan Accountability Platform” which is dedicated to coordinating crucial evidence to hold perpetrators of crimes accountable in Darfur, Khartoum, Omdurman, Bahri and other various regions.
The mission added in a press statement on Tuesday that during the coming period it will train “40” representatives of Sudanese civil society and human rights defenders involved in documenting crimes committed in the current conflict.
The Mission indicated that the mission’s human rights specialists will hold a workshop on “Interaction between journalism and accountability for human rights atrocities” in Entebbe, Uganda, next month, which could enable journalists to interact with their network and partners to continue the process of supporting the protection of civilians in Sudan.
UNITAMS had designed its HIMAT tool, which was designed to enhance early warning, collect information, and document human rights violations and abuses.
The HIMAT tool is the first of its kind in the United Nations system where civil society groups, human rights defenders and local community groups can log in and share detailed information about human rights violations with the United Nations. When conflict erupts, which could be useful for accountability in the future.

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