Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNITAMS condemns the attack against the office of the Sudanese Bar Association
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Sudan and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) is deeply concerned by yesterday’s attack against the office of the Sudanese Bar Association (SBA) in Khartoum.
“I strongly condemn the attack and any act of violence to settle political or legal disputes. The Steering Committee of the SBA, irrespective of its legal status, has played an important role in advocating for an inclusive discourse in the context of the current political process. The attack against the office of the SBA is a clear signal sent against ongoing efforts to reach an acceptable consensus among political forces and the military towards a genuine democratic transition in Sudan”, said Volker Perthes.
Earlier this year, the Sudanese Bar Association took the initiative to work on a draft constitutional framework that has been endorsed by many Sudanese actors and has served as a basis for consultations between all stakeholders.
“UNITAMS will continue to facilitate all Sudanese-led initiatives that support a peaceful transition. As the security and humanitarian situation is deteriorating day after day throughout the country, reaching a broadly accepted solution is more urgent than ever for the benefit of all Sudanese people”, added Perthes.