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February 7th, 2019

MPs Pressure UK Government to Act on Sudan Protests

MPs are calling for the UK Government to protect Sudanese protesters, calling the killings ‘troublingly reminiscent’ of atrocities committed by the regime in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. The Guardian reports: We are writing to raise serious concerns following violent attacks on peaceful protesters by the Government of Sudan....

January 21st, 2019

Sudan Uprising Latest

Sudanese protesters, activists and opposition groups are showing resilience as security forces continue to brutally repress demonstrations. The civil rights revolution has now been likened to the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, with 300 protests reportedly registered in cities and towns across Sudan since the 19th December 2018....

January 17th, 2019

Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report

On Thursday 17th January, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its 29th annual review of human rights practices in more than 100 countries around the world. The report summarises the key threats to human rights in those countries, reporting on events from late 2017 through to November 2018....

January 15th, 2019

Baroness Cox Talks Human Rights Violations Against Protesters in Sudan

On the 15th of January, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government which specific requirements it is making to the Government of Sudan’s perpetration of human rights violations against peaceful protesters....

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

Genocide and the Modern World

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 failed to give 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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