Strengthening the Capacity of the Sudan National Human Rights Commission

About the project

 Active participation during Human Rights Forum, 24-25 November, Khartoum (Photo: UNDP Sudan)

Established in 2012, The Sudan National Human Rights Commission (SNHRC) is the country’s first and only national human rights institution. The legal basis of The Sudan National Human Rights Commission is found in the National Interim Constitution 2005 and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the war between the North and South. The constitutional provision was followed by legislation in 2009 and a Presidential decree that led finally to its establishment in 2012

Project Specific Objectives 2015

The project’s main objective is to support the SNHRC in the development of its operational, technical and legal capacities to become a cornerstone within Sudan’s national human rights protection system in line with the Paris Principles.  Among the chief objectives the project seeks to realize in 2015 are:

  • Introduce and develop an automated complaints  and case management system;
  • Develop the Commission’s capacity to engage in human rights promotion and protection  in Darfur through opening an office in Darfur and participation in the human rights forums in Darfur
  • Build capacity of the Commission in terms of its operational efficiency through enhancing its internal regulatory framework, hence improving its overall   programming on execution of its mandate; and
  • Ensure that a Human Resources Plan has been produced and implemented to cater for the would be  newly recruited staff

Achievements to date

With the Support of UNDP, The national Human Rights Commission has managed to achieve several important points including inter alia the following:

  • Furnish its Headquarter and install vital office equipment
  • Finalize and launch in March 2014 its Strategic Plan for the period from 2014 to 2018. The strategic plan is the will serve as a road-map that will guide the work of the commission during the years (2014-2018)
  • Finalize its training curriculum/manual in November 2014. The training manual will be the main document in terms of providing a methodological training for the Commission staff instead of the current sporadic and ad hoc training system
  • Finalize and sign a Project Document that covers the period from 2015 to 2018
  • Receive several training in Sudan and abroad on various human rights issues. Including training on reporting to international human rights mechanisms and two study tours to Morocco and Jordan in 2013 and 2014 respectively


Donor Funds(USD)
UNDP 150,000
Japan 750,000



Year Delivery(USD)
2012 -
2013 260,973


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