Blog Posts in Justice and Accountability

Posted by Annette LaRocco on Jul 10, 2012

A day after South Sudan marked its first birthday, this week’s post in the series Enough 101 offers an overview of the challenges the new country faces.

Posted by Alistair Dawson on Jul 10, 2012

On June 25, a coalition of 22 human rights organizations and civil society leaders in Uganda, Congo, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the U.S. issued a statement calling on the Ugandan government to reinstate Part II of its Amnesty Act and to promote greater accountability and reconciliation.  This provision, which was allowed to expire on May 23 while the rest of the act was renewed, has proven an effective tool in the encouragement of defections among combatants within the ranks of the infamous Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA.

Posted by Alistair Dawson on Jul 9, 2012

Over the past week, the M23 rebels have made major advances on strategic border towns in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since their rebellion from the Congolese army over three months ago, the M23 movement has grown considerably in manpower and occupied territory.

Posted by Amanda Hsiao on Jul 9, 2012

South Sudan’s first year as a nation, marked by a fast deteriorating economy, a return to hostilities with Sudan, and significant inter-communal violence, was expectedly celebrated with less fanfare than its official independence from Sudan last year.

Posted by Marjon Momand on Jul 6, 2012

Following uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, anti-regime demonstrations broke out in Sudan’s capital in January 2011 and this past December, yet failed to gain much momentum. The most recent series of protests that erupted on June 16 have persisted for more than three weeks, which according to Enough Project Senior Policy Advisor Omer Ismail, is a “prelude” to the end of President Omar al-Bashir’s 23 years in power.