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December 11th, 2018

Baroness Cox questions the British Government’s ‘strategic dialogue’ with Sudan in the HoL

On Human Rights Day, Baroness Cox (crossbench) spoke in the House of Lords to question the conditions of ‘strategic dialogue’ between the British Government and Sudanese Government, particularly regarding the rights of political detainees being held in Su...

November 8th, 2018

The Dangers of Being a Girl in a Refugee Camp

Refugee camps are home to some of the most vulnerable portions of global societies – those forced to leave their homes for fear of persecution, war, natural disasters, and other threats to life. Nearly 25.4 million refugees have endured an experience that, fortunately, most of us will not face....

October 18th, 2018

Rwanda: Breaking the Promise

In 1994, the United Nations was shamed for turning away from desperate cries for help in Rwanda, where the deaths of 800,000 people are remembered by history as the failure to take action. The UN peacekeeping mission never gave orders to intervene as 3000 troops on the ground became nothing more than witnesses to a one hundred-day campaign of ethnic violence and mass-slaughter....

October 11th, 2018

Baroness Cox speaks of desperation in Blue Nile in a parliamentary debate

This morning, Baroness Cox reported of the desperate situation in Sudan’s Blue Nile state to the House of Lords. Watch Baroness Cox speaking at the debate:   High mortality rates are being reported in Blue Nile region, where hospitals are severely overcrowded. Medi...

October 3rd, 2018

Country Briefings – June to August 2018

We know it can be hard to keep up with the international news, especially when it comes to the countries where our partners are based. Their situations are usually left out of the mainstream media because governments restricting access to certain areas mean journalists are unable to report, keeping devastating conditions hidden....

September 20th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives written answer to questions on Sudan

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about Sudan on 19 September.
Question 1:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last raised issues of freedom of religion for Christians in Sudan with their Sudanese counterparts.
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September 12th, 2018

The Bride Price in Sudan

The government’s efforts to suppress protests, attack media freedoms, and intimidate activists with threats of criminal prosecution are veiling crimes of sexual violence and human rights violations against child brides in Sudan....

August 20th, 2018

Omar Al-Bashir and the Effectiveness of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

On 31st March 2005, the UN Security Council referred the conflict in Sudan to the ICC Prosecutor. By now, 2 warrants of arrest have been issued against President Al-Bashir, listing ten counts of charges including 5 counts of crimes against humanity and 3 counts of genocide....

August 6th, 2018

Response from Minister of Africa for Letter about Sudan

  We received a response to our open letter, signed by over 500 politicians, civil society organisations and individuals, that was handed to 10 Downing Street on June 30th, following the All Sudan Demonstration. Sent from Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Africa, on behalf of the Government, the letter accepts that more can be done by Sudan to ensure human rights are upheld....

July 4th, 2018

Letter to Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary

This letter, signed by over 500 politicians, organisations and individuals, was handed into Downing Street on Saturday 30th June as part of a demonstration against poor governance in Sudan. The names of the individuals are not listed below for privacy reasons....
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