One month before Presidential and Parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in Sudan, a new report by the campaigning group IDP Action highlights how grave flaws in the counting and registration of voters cast doubt on the legitimacy of the elections, especially in Darfur.
In IDPs and elections in Sudan, IDP Action details how the procedures for counting and registering voters have been particularly harmful to the rights of the more than 5 million internally displaced person (IDPs) in Sudan.
- IDPs in Sudan
2. The Census
3. Election Registration
Presidential and Parliamentary elections are due to be held in Sudan from 11 to 13 April. These elections - and the January 2011 referendum to be held under the terms of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) to decide on unity or secession for southern Sudan
- are very tense moments for Sudan's fragile, partial peace.