On Thursday 21 September 2017 the President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli of El Salvador, announced the appointment of Andrew Clapham of the United Kingdom to serve as a member of the Council-mandated body charged with monitoring and assessing the human rights situation in South Sudan.
Professor Clapham will join Yasmin Sooka of South Africa and Godfrey M. Musila of Kenya whose appointments were announced in June 2016. He will replace Kenneth Scott to whom Ambassador Maza Martelli is grateful for his dedicated service in carrying out the tasks mandated by the Council.
The Human Rights Council decided to establish the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan in March 2016 to monitor and report on the human rights situation in South Sudan and to make recommendations on accountability.
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