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The top United Nations human rights body called on Sudan

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights body called on Sudan on Thursday to tackle human rights violations and prosecute those responsible for abuses.

But in a diplomatic maneuver to avoid a divisive vote, the resolution proposed by Egypt on behalf of African countries acknowledged measures by Sudan to improve human rights even though they had not yet had the desired effect. The 47-member Human Rights Council, in which Islamic and African countries backed by Russia, China and Cuba, have an effective majority, passed the resolution by consensus.

"There has been an acknowledgement of the improvement in the situation of human rights in Darfur and of the steps taken by the government of the Sudan and calling upon the Sudan to expedite our endeavors in this field, and this is what we promise to do during the forthcoming period," Sudan's representative told the council.

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