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Defense: Sudan committed child and woman rights in conflict area

Khartoum, 18 Feb (SUNA) - The State Minister for Defense, Lt Gen Ali Mohamed Salim, on Sunday said Sudan remains committed to observing child and woman rights in conflict areas as enshrined in charters and conventions.

The State Minister said the Sudanese Armed Forces remain committed to the implementation of the Constitution that states the respect of human rights including child and woman rights in conflict zones, as well as all legislation that incriminate sexual violence in armed conflict areas.

He said the Sudanese Army would do its level best to boost this protection in coordination with the concerned and relevant institutions.

He stressed that the Sudanese Armed Forces laws do not provide any impunity for any of its members who violates the laws and regulations that included protection of civilians against all forms of aggressions against civilians.

The State Minister on Sunday received United Nations Secretary-General Ant?nio Guterres Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten of Mauritius, currently on visit to the country.

MS Patten is to get a firsthand information about Sudan government efforts in combatting sexual violence in armed conflict areas.

The meeting discussed efforts taken by the Ministry of Defense in the application of the conflict laws and the legislative and legal development in the Armed Forces laws, which include the International Human Law stipulations.

It is to be noted that the meeting was attended the head of the Military Justice as well as by Dr Atyat Mustafa, the head of the Unit against women and child violence.