Peacebuilding in Sudan: Micro- Macro Issues

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Trafficking and Torture of Eritreans in Sudan and Egypt

Human Rights Watch

This report from Human Rights Watch documents that Egyptian traffickers have tortured Eritreans for ransom in the Sinai Peninsula, including through rape, burning, and mutilation. It also documents torture by traffickers in eastern Sudan. Sudanese and Egyptian security officers often facilitate trafficker abuses rather than arresting them and rescuing their victims.

Unleashing the potential for good governance

South Sudanese Professionals in Diaspora

Good governance can unleash the full potential of South Sudan. In this report, researchers belonging to the South Sudanese diaspora explore how South Sudan can achieve this goal through restructuring of the armed forces; the establishment of an independent and representative judiciary; the supremacy of the rule of law translated into respect for human rights, freedom of press and association, with multi-party democracy enshrined in the constitution.

Sudan: Anatomy of a Conflict

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, The Signal Program, May 2013

This is a geospatial-based study where the researchers have used a fusion of remote sensing and previously public event data. Key findings of the study include evidence of the destruction of more than 2,000 civilian dwellings and other structures, targeting and destruction of four humanitarian facilities and mass displacement of civilian populations.

The disappearance of Sudan? Life in Khartoum for citizens without rights

International Refugee Rights Initiative, May 2013

For decades, marginalisation and neglect of the newly independent state of South Sudan, the (now) five Darfur states, and Southern Kordofan state by the government of Sudan has led to conflicts which, in turn, have further exacerbated the economic, political and cultural marginalisation. Millions have moved to Khartoum in search of services and safety. This working paper explores their experiences.

Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2012, South Sudan

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, April 2013

This report from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor describes serious human rights abuses in South Sudan.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, Sudan

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, April 2013

This report from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor describes the current situation in Sudan and points to numerous human rights abuses.

Getting back on track

Joint publication, December 2012

This joint report gives advice on how to implement the UN Regional Strategy on the Lord's Resistance Army and provides clear recommendations to the UN Security Council, the UN Secretary General and UN departments and agencies.

SRRA special report from inside rebel held territory

SRRA special report, December 2012

This special 21-page report is the first definitive assessment of the situation in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States by the Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SRRA) ­ the relief wing of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army-North (SPLM/A-N),

Under Siege

Human Rights Watch, December 2012

The Sudanese government's indiscriminate aerial bombardment and shelling in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states has killed and injured scores of civilians since the conflict began more than a year ago. This report from Human Rights Watch documents the suffering of the civilians and describes the effect of Sudan's refusal to allow humanitarian assistance into rebel-held areas.

Sudan and South Sudan: Current Issues for Congress and U.S. Policy

Congressional Research Service

Summary: Congress has played an active role in U.S. policy toward Sudan for more than three decades. Efforts to support an end to the ...

The State of Sudanese Children 2011

UNICEF / The Government of Sudan

Sudanese Children 2011 report, published jointly by the National Council of Child Welfare NCCW and UNICEF Sudan, shows Sudan’s progress in childhood ind ...

South Sudan: Strengthen human rights and accountability mechanisms

Amnesty International, September 2012

Over eight hundred people were killed in attacks in Jonglei State between December 2011 and February 2012. This report from Amnesty International provides insight into human rights issues in South Sudan.

Insecurity and Ethnic Violence in South Sudan: Existential Threats to the State?

SUDD Institute Issue Paper, Aug 2012

The euphoria about the sense of freedom that came with the declaration of independence may be starting to wane across the country.

South Sudan: Overshadowed conflict. Arms supplies fuel violations in Mayom county, Unity state

Amnesty International, June 2012

Against the backdrop of major political transformations between Sudan and South Sudan, including the independence of South Sudan in July 2011, and an ...

'We can run away from bombs, but not from hunger'. Sudans refugees in South Sudan.

Amnesty International , June 2012

Civilians in Sudan's Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states bear the brunt of fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N). This report focuses on the situation of Sudan's refugees in South Sudan and documents human rights violations.

UN Resolution 2046 (2012)

United Nations Security Council, 2 May 2012

In this resolution, the Security Council expresses deep concern at the humanitarian situation created by the fighting between Sudan and South Sudan, and the continued fighting in the states of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, in Sudan. The resolution condemns all acts of violence committed against civilians in violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law.

International Law and the Self-Determination of South Sudan

Solomon Dersso, ISS Paper 231 Feb 2012

The case of South Sudan illustrates the emergence of a new human security-based approach to claims for self-determination.

Sudan: No end to violence in Darfur: Arms supplies continue despite ongoing human rights violations

Amnesty International Briefing Paper, Feb 2012

Arms sales from China and Russia are fuelling serious human rights violations in Darfur, Amnesty International says.

Women's Security and the Law in South Sudan

HSBA Report February 2012

The new state faces the daunting challenge of reconciling its customary practices with the guarantees of human rights and equality that are enshrined in the constitution.

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Allahu Akbar: A Friday in Khartoum
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