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21 Nov 2018 description
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Held in Prolonged Arbitrary Detention

05 Sep 2018 description

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, Switzerland

Ref: AFR 54/9034/2018

4 September 2018

RE: ADDRESSING THE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN SUDAN

Excellencies,

02 Jul 2018 description
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UN Report Shows Why More Countries Should Join Safe Schools Declaration

Bede Sheppard
Deputy Director, Children's Rights Division

27 Jun 2018 description
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Secretary-General’s ‘List of Shame’ Should Reflect Report Findings

(New York) – The United Nations secretary-general’s new report on children and armed conflict sets a damaging precedent by ignoring or downplaying some countries’ abuses in his annual “list of shame,” Human Rights Watch said today.

18 Jun 2018 description
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Security Council Should Preserve Monitoring, Reporting Across Region

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is due for renewal by the end of June 2018.

15 May 2018 description
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Teenager Noura Hussein Faces Death for Killing Husband Who Raped Her

Jehanne Henry

International media has rightly focused on the case of Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman sentenced to death for killing her husband – whom she’d been forced to marry – as he tried to rape her.

10 May 2018 description
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Peacekeepers Absent as Abusive Rapid Support Forces Strike Jebel Marra

Jehanne Henry
Team Leader, Africa Division

Today, the United Nations Security Council will get a briefing on the situation in Sudan’s Darfur region. Since March, government-led attacks have surged against dozens of villages in Jebel Mara, a restive mountainous rebel stronghold in central Darfur, resulting in killings, widespread destruction, looting, and mass displacement.

21 Feb 2018 description
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Fund Will Support Africa Investigations

(London, February 21, 2018) – The Players of People’s Postcode Lottery will make a £3 million award over five years to support Human Rights Watch’s work around the world.

In the first year, the Lottery’s initial funding of £600,000 will go to defending the rights of women and children in Burundi, South Sudan, and Sudan.

29 Jan 2018 description
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Excessive Use of Force, Arbitrary Detention

(Nairobi) – Sudan’s security forces have arrested scores of people in connection with protests against austerity measures imposed under the January 2018 budget, four Sudanese and international organizations, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Al Khatim Adlan Centre for Enlightenment and Human Development, and the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, said today. Sudanese authorities should immediately release or charge them and grant them full due process.

26 Jan 2018 description
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Sudan’s human rights record continued to be defined by government repression and violations of basic civil and political rights, restriction of religious freedoms, and disregard for obligations on civilian protection under international humanitarian law.

26 Jan 2018 description
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Eritrea remains a one-man dictatorship under President Isaias Afewerki, now in his 26th year in power. It has no legislature, no independent civil society organizations or media outlets, and no independent judiciary. The government restricts religious freedoms, banning all but four groups.

22 Jan 2018 description
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Thousands of Eritreans, Sudanese Face Prison if They Refuse to Leave

23 Sep 2017 description
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Five Dead Protesting Sudanese President’s Visit to Camp

06 Jul 2017 description
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Court Relies on Member Countries to Arrest Fugitives

(Johannesburg, July 6, 2017) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on July 6, 2017, that South Africa should have arrested Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his June 2015 visit.

14 Jun 2017 description
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Planned Peacekeeping Changes Leave Civilians Vulnerable

(New York) – A planned reduction of peacekeeping troops in Darfur risks leaving civilians without much-needed protection in the face of continued violence, Human Rights Watch said today.

23 May 2017 description
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All Parties Should Open Way to Lifesaving Health Services

(Nairobi) – Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the Sudanese government and armed opposition.

26 Mar 2017 description
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ICC Members Should Not Allow Fugitives on Their Territories

(Amman, March 26, 2017) – Jordan should deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him if he enters the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir has been invited to visit Jordan on March 29, 2017, to attend the 28th summit of the Arab League, news reports say.

14 Mar 2017 description
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Recent Release of Political Prisoners Shouldn’t Fool Anyone

By Jehanne Henry

14 Feb 2017 description

(14 February 2017) Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, a prominent Sudanese human rights defender, has been unlawfully detained for over two months, held by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) at Khartoum’s Kober Prison without charge or access to legal representation, 39 human rights groups and activists said.

06 Feb 2017 description
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African Governments Should Do More to End Female Genital Mutilation

Bahati was 10 years old when she was told she should “get prepared to become a real Maasai woman.” She knew what this meant. Her sister had been told the same thing when she had turned 10. “They cut her and forced her to marry a month later,” Bahati recalled. “I started crying. I was afraid.”