Urge Your Representatives to Help Congolese Activists Hold Their Leaders Accountable Through Targeted Sanctions Take Action Now >
The Democratic Republic of Congo is now at a critical crossroads. According to Congo's Constitution, President Joseph Kabila is supposed to hold national elections in November 2016, and then step down and hand over power to his successor on December 19th.
Congolese civil society leaders have said the best way for the United States to support them is to implement targeted financial pressure to prevent Kabila's regime from continuing to delay elections and commit human rights abuses. H.Res. 780 will amplify this call and send a message to both Presidents Obama and Kabila that obstructionist, violent actions cannot be allowed to continue without consequence.
United to End Genocide & the Enough Project are coming together for a campaign to tell President Obama that it is time to take a new approach to Sudan sanctions.
With over 5 million people in need of aid across the country, Sudan President Omar al-Bashir and his government continue to target civilians and attack their own people. It is time for a new approach to endthese conflicts, and the U.S. has an important window of opportunity to do so by working to cut off the international funding streams allowing this regime to maintain its operations and carry out atrocities.
Read Enough's latest report, "Modernizing Sanctions for Sudan: Unfinished Business for the Obama Administration." or its accompanying two-page brief.
Let your leaders know atrocity crimes should not pay.
Tell President Obama: Take a New Approach to Sudan Sanctions
The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act would allow the President to impose sanctions on non-U.S. citizens guilty of human rights abuses, with specific focus on those responsible for corruption and abuses committed against others seeking to expose illegal activities of government officials. It additionally bolsters the Congressional role in referring names for designation and providing real oversight. A companion bill has already passed the Senate!
This April, for Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, let your leaders know atrocity crimes shouldn’t pay.
Tell your Representative to Support the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Take Action Now >
Current legislation in the U.S. Congress takes a stand against some of the worst human rights violators who have turned to the slaughter of elephants and the trafficking of their ivory as a means to finance their killing and terror. Rebel groups and terrorist organizations, including Sudan’s Janjaweed militia, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and the Séléka rebel movement in the Central African Republic, are all connected to wildlife trafficking networks.
Tell Your Senators to Support Global Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Legislation. Take Action Now >
S. 2551, introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and others, would permanently authorize the Atrocities Prevention Board, a high-level interagency working group intended to identify and address atrocity threats in accordance with a “core national security interest and [a] core moral responsibility.”
It is one tool at the U.S. government’s disposal which provides the opportunity to coordinate a holistic approach to atrocity prevention, through the inclusion of non-traditional agencies and departments not often immediately thought of to be core to this priority.
Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a nonpartisan issue that is in the U.S. national interest and helps to save taxpayer dollars that would otherwise be spent responding to the outbreak of violent conflict.