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December 3rd, 2019

Sudan Repeals Discriminatory Public Order Laws

For years the female population of Sudan have been battling for equal rights, both in the public and private spheres of life. Thankfully, last week the Sudanese government made the decision to repeal the public order laws, moving the fight for women’s rights in the correct direction....

December 3rd, 2019

Country Briefings: September – November 2019

In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. Thus, we have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Burma, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria....

October 4th, 2019

Baroness Cox receives written answer to question regarding South Kordofan and the Blue Nile

Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit’s Humanitarian Update, August 2019.   Answer (Baroness Sugg):
The UK regularly receives information on the economic and livelihood conditions of people in Sudan from multiple sources....

September 10th, 2019

Baroness Cox’s submission to the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on UK-Sudan relations

After writing to the Common Foreign Affairs Committee for their inquiry on ‘Beyond Aid: The UK’s Strategic Engagement in Africa’, it has been confirmed that Baroness Cox’s submission on UK-Sudan relations has been received. Click the PDF link below to read the full statement:...

July 15th, 2019

Sudan Briefing: May-July 2019 Timeline of Events

Recent events in Sudan May 1st
  • African Union issues third warning giving the junta two-months to hand over power to civilians or risk suspension.
May 13th
  • A shooting outside military headquarters in Central Khartoum leaves six people dead
  • Sudanese prosecutors claim that al-Bashir has been charged with involvement in killing and incitement to kill protestors during the popular uprising.
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July 12th, 2019

Baroness Cox talks religious persecution in the HoL

On Thursday 11th July, Baroness Cox spoke in the House of Lords on accounts of religious persecution that she has witnessed first hand in Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Watch the video on youtube here and read the full transcript below:   Debate: Religious Persecution 11 July 2019 Baroness Cox’s speech: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Elton, on initiating this timely debate and on his comprehensive opening speech....

June 14th, 2019

#BlueForSudan

Sudan’s fight for freedom has entered a new stage following a brutal crackdown on protesters which has left more than 120 people dead. With human rights groups placing the death toll much higher, the testimony of survivors describe how bodies of victims were thrown into the Nile to hide the true scale of the massacre....

June 6th, 2019

Baroness Cox’s Statement on Recent Attacks in Sudan

The recent brutal attacks reportedly perpetrated by the Transitional Military Government militia, terrorising and massacring peaceful civilians, represent a deeply disturbing development.   Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning. 
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April 30th, 2019

Baroness Cox’s written questions on Sudan – April 2019

April has been a historic month for the people of Sudan, whose protests have forced long-awaited change in their country. On April 10, anti-government demonstrators were successful in removing Omar al-Bashir after members of security and police forced rebelled against his government....

April 30th, 2019

Baroness Cox asks the British Government how it will redeem its reputation over ‘strategic dialogue’ with Sudan

On April 30, Baroness Cox (crossbench) spoke in the House of Lords to question how the British Government plans to redeem its reputation over conditions of ‘strategic dialogue’ with the regime in Sudan. Baroness Cox asks the government to provide substantive humanitarian and political support in the push to transition towards a civilian government, following the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month....
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