The United Nations has appointed Joy Ezeilo, a Nigerian legal expert, as a member of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission for Sudan.
The President of the UN Human Rights Council, Václav Bálek made the announcement in a statement today.
Mohamed Chande Othman of Tanzania and Mona Rishmawi of Jordan/Switzerland are also members of the mission, while Othman will serve as Chair.
The statement read:
”Ms. Joy Ezeilo (Nigeria) is a distinguished Law Professor and Senior Advocate of Nigeria with expertise in international human rights, criminal law, comparative constitution and the rights of women and children in Africa.
”Dr. Ezeilo is Emeritus Dean of Law at the University of Nigeria, and a visiting professor at multiple universities. She is also the Founder and Director of Women Aid Collective (WACOL), a Nigerian NGO dedicated to advancing the human rights of women and young people.
”From 2008-2014, she served as the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons.
”She has received numerous national and international accolades, including the Nigerian Government’s Officer of the Order of Niger (2006) and a place on the BBC’s 2022 listing of 100 women of impact in the world.”