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02 Aug 2015 description
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UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.

11 Jun 2015 description
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Security Council Should Ensure Better Protection, Human Rights Reporting

07 May 2015 description
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Dying From Attacks, Hunger, Disease

(Nairobi, May 7, 2015) – The Sudanese government’s persistent indiscriminate air attacks in the Nuba Mountains area of Southern Kordofan are killing and maiming children, Human Rights Watch said today. An aid blockade is causing a health and education crisis in the conflict-affected region.

29 Apr 2015 description
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Free Those Held Arbitrarily; Investigate Abuses

(Nairobi) – Security forces in Sudan arrested dozens of opposition party members, students, and political activists, in the lead up to, during, and after national elections, April 13 to 16, 2015.

16 Apr 2015 description
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End Indiscriminate Bombing

(Nairobi) – Evidence indicates that Sudan dropped cluster bombs on civilian areas of Southern Kordofan’s Nuba Mountains in February and March 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Cluster munitions are indiscriminate weapons banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions that Sudan has yet to join.

14 Apr 2015 description
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Secretary General’s Report Highlights Rape, Sexual Slavery, Forced Marriage

11 Feb 2015 description
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UN, AU Should Press for Protection, International Investigation

(New York, February 11, 2015) – Sudanese army forces raped more than 200 women and girls in an organized attack on the north Darfur town of Tabit in October 2014, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) should take urgent steps to protect civilians in the town from further abuses.

29 Jan 2015 description
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Military Attacks on Civilians, Deepening Repression as World Turns Away

20 Jan 2015 description
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(Paris) – Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses described to Human Rights Watch include beatings and attacks with pepper spray as the migrants and asylum seekers walked in the street or hid in trucks in the hope of traveling to the United Kingdom.

15 Dec 2014 description
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Urgent Need for UN, AU Investigation in Blue Nile, Southern Kordofan

(Nairobi, December 15, 2014) – Sudanese government forces and allied militias are unlawfully killing and otherwise abusing civilians in government-held areas in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, Human Rights Watch said today. Dozens of civilians who fled the government held areas and sought refuge in South Sudan described killings, rapes, and beatings to Human Rights Watch.

03 Oct 2014 description
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Gives Sweeping Powers to Abusive Security Forces

23 Sep 2014 description
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One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths

09 Sep 2014 description
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Israel: Thousands Coerced Into Leaving the Country

Sudanese, Eritreans Seeking Protection Faced With Indefinite Detention

(Tel Aviv, September 9, 2014) – Israeli authorities have unlawfully coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into returning to their home countries where they risk serious abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges in Sudan for setting foot in Israel, while returning Eritreans also face a serious risk of abuse.

22 Aug 2014 description
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Improve Reporting on Violations, Protection of Civilians

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should direct the African Union/United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to improve human rights monitoring and public reporting when it renews the mission’s mandate. The Security Council is expected to act on the mandate during the week of August 25, 2014.

25 Jun 2014 description
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Strengthen Peacekeeping Mission’s Rights Reporting, Civilian Protection

(New York, June 25, 2014) – The United Nations secretary-general should investigate alleged cover-ups and manipulation of human rights reporting by the African Union/UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Human Rights Watch said today. On June 17, 2014, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in her report to the UN Security Council, called for a “thorough, independent and public inquiry” into the alleged reporting problems.

25 Jun 2014 description

Investigate Allegations of Torture, Abuse

(Nairobi) – The Sudanese government should immediately charge or release recently detained political activists, and investigate all allegations that they have been subjected to torture and ill-treatment, the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and REDRESS said today.

08 May 2014 description
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Sudan: Stop Deporting Eritreans

30 Forced Back to Eritrea, Including 6 Registered Refugees

The Sudanese authorities have deported 30 Eritreans, including at least 6 registered refugees, to Eritrea, Human Rights Watch said today. Sudan did not give the UN refugee agency access to the group. Unknown numbers of detained Eritreans recently convicted of immigration offenses in Sudan also risk deportation.

25 Apr 2014 description
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In Luanda, Raise Concerns About Host Country, Killings of Sudanese Protesters

(Johannesburg, April 25, 2014) – The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights should focus attention on recent human rights violations in Angola and Sudan in its upcoming session, Human Rights Watch said today. The commission will meet in Luanda, Angola from April 28 to May 12, 2014.

21 Apr 2014 description
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No Justice for Protest Killings

Release Detainees and Punish Abusive Forces

(Nairobi) – Sudanese authorities have failed to provide justice for scores of civilians killed in anti-government protests in September 2013, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities should release all remaining political detainees and investigate allegations of abuse and torture of detainees.

21 Mar 2014 description
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Activists Detained, Protester Killed

(Nairobi, March 21, 2014) – Sudan’s government has renewed ground and air attacks on civilians in villages in Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has also cracked down on students in Khartoum peacefully protesting the violence in Darfur, resulting in the death of one and the detention of many protesters and activists.

The government should immediately end attacks on civilians in Darfur, and release protesters and activists arbitrarily arrested during the past week.