Human Rights

Sudan Tribune Op-ed: Abyei's Anticipated Referendum

Road into Abyei

The gate into the town of Abyei, located on the contested border between Sudan and South Sudan, is raised. An Ethiopian peacekeeper sits in the shade of a bunker laced with razor wire. He’s devoid of rifle or helmet.   Read More »

Hundreds Rally in New York in Support of Abyei Referendum and against Bashir's Proposed Visit

Hundreds gathered on Monday in front of the U.N. Headquarters in New York City to demand that the Sudanese government move forward with a proposed referendum in the disputed region of Abyei on the border with newly-independent South Sudan.  Read More »

Human Rights Coalition Letter to the Hotel Association of New York on Sudan's Bashir

A coalition of human rights groups, including the Enough Project, representing hundreds of thousands of supporters released a letter today to the Hotel Association of New York City, urging all of their 260 member hotels in the greater metro region to deny Sudanese President Bashir accommodations.

Foreign Policy Op-ed: Persona Non Grata

Bashir attends the African Union Summit in Nigeria, July 2013

For the first time ever, attendees at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this week may include a sitting head of state who is the subject of an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant for genocide and crimes against humanity.  Read More »

They Bombed Everything That Moved: Aerial Military Attacks on Civilians and Humanitarians in Sudan, 1999 - 2013

Refugees in Blue Nile State, Sudan

This week I published the fifth update to my original May 6, 2011 report and data spreadsheet on military attacks on civilians and humanitarians in Sudan.   Read More »

ThinkProgress: Why The Central African Republic Is The Worst Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of

Seleka rebels patrol the streets of Bangui in March (Credit: Reuters)

Central African Republic — or CAR — baring an improbably simple name and lacking much in the way of resources and population. The country is not only real, it’s in the middle of a spate of lawlessness that has left the population terrorized and the government nearly non-existent.  Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

U.S. Government Officials Voice Concern Over Bashir's Possible Trip to the U.N.

Representative Jim McGovern of Massachusetts

On Monday, the U.S. State Department confirmed reports that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a war criminal indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and crimes against humanity, had applied for a U.S. visa with the intent of attending the U.N. General Assembly Meeting in New York next week.   Read More »

AllAfrica Op-ed: What King's Legacy Means for Africa Today

The First Family in front of the MLK memorial.

While the recent 50th anniversary commemoration of the "March on Washington" to demand rights for African Americans focused attention on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s unfinished domestic agenda in the United States, Dr. King was also strongly committed to a global human rights movement, particularly related to Africa.  Read More »

Beyond Kampala: Creating a Legitimate Peace Process for Eastern Congo

This dispatch is based on research and interviews conducted by the author in Kampala, Uganda between September 11–18, 2013 at the site of Kampala Peace Talks between the Government of Congo and the M23. It is part of an ongoing Enough Project series on issues related to the peace process in Congo and the Great Lakes region.

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