SOUTH SUDAN / HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP

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The Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is training staff of the South Sudan Human Rights Commission to strengthen the capacity of the Commission’s officers in the areas of monitoring, investigating, and documenting human rights violations in the country. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN/ HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP
TRT: 01:54
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH
DATELINE: 22 MAY 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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22 MAY 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1.Various shots, meeting room
2.SOUNDBITE (English) Victoria Ngali, Human Rights Officer, UNMISS:
“It’s sort of a refresher also, going forward, in terms of monitoring, investigations, documentation, and tailoring it to the context of South Sudan, and emerging issues in the country.”
3.Various shots, meeting room
4.SOUNDBITE (English) Grace Alexander R. R., Human Rights Officer, South Sudan:
“I learned the Human Rights law, the human rights principles, the Bill of Rights…”
5.Various shots, meeting
6.SOUNDBITE (English) Omoro Iteng Michelle, Intern, South Sudan Human Rights Commission:
“I want human rights to be taught to even the young ones. From a young age you’re supposed to know, ‘I have a right as a student; I have a right as a person, to education, health, the life, the shelter that I have.”
7.Various shots, meeting
8.SOUNDBITE (English): Deng Wol, Human Rights Commissioner, South Sudan:
“I think these days there’s some improvement in the environment of human rights; there’s not much violation in some areas, but in the previous months there was a lot of violations, and people [were living in fear] and a lot of human rights violations took place. But currently, I think, there’s a bit of improvement.”
9.Close shot, projector slide show

STORYLINE:

These are South Sudan’s officers, tasked with ensuring that international human rights principles are adhered to in their country.

Today (22 May), the staff of the country’s Human Rights Commission listen as a United Nations human rights officer takes them through important tips on how to better protect human rights of their fellow citizens.

SOUNDBITE (English) Victoria Ngali, Human Rights Officer, UNMISS:
“It’s sort of a refresher also, going forward, in terms of monitoring, investigations, documentation, and tailoring it to the context of South Sudan, and emerging issues in the country.”

The participants recap some of the things they’ve been learning in the morning session of the refresher course….

SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Alexander R. R., Human Rights Officer, South Sudan:
“I learned the Human Rights law, the human rights principles, the Bill of Rights…”

And soon, they’re back in class, taking notes… Among the participants, is a university student doing her internship. She brings a different view to the conversation:

SOUNDBITE (English): Omoro Iteng Michelle, Intern, South Sudan Human Rights Commission:
“I want human rights to be taught to even the young ones. From a young age you’re supposed to know, ‘I have a right as a student; I have a right as a person, to education, health, the life, the shelter that I have.”

Deng Wol, South Sudan’s Human Rights Commissioner, says there are already some dividends in the country’s field of human rights.

SOUNDBITE (English): Deng Wol, Human Rights Commissioner, South Sudan
“I think these days there’s some improvement in the environment of human rights; there’s not much violation in some areas, but in the previous months there was a lot of violations, and people [were living in fear] and a lot of human rights violations took place. But currently, I think, there’s a bit of improvement.”

South Sudan’s image has been scarred globally by several damning reports of human rights violations during its five-year civil war. Now that there is a peace agreement in place, the country is embarking on rebuilding its institutions with support from the UN and partners, as it hopes to put an end to all human rights violations.
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