The issuance of an arrest warrant for Sudan’s sitting head of state for crimes against humanity offers the Obama administration a chance to catalyze multilateral efforts to bring about a solution to Sudan’s decades-long cycle of warfare. One of the crucial missing ingredients to conflict resolution efforts has been some form of accountability for the horrific crimes against humanity that have been perpetrated by the warring parties in Sudan, primarily the Khartoum regime. Peace without justice in Sudan would only bring an illusion of stability, without addressing the primary forces driving the conflict.
Those in the international community concerned with South Sudan’s downward spiral into conflict have an important role to play to help stop this senseless killing. We call on the international community to take the following steps to address the urgent civilian protection issues facing the people of South Sudan.
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for First Lieutenant-General Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, a senior Sudanese military officer. This fact sheet explains who Hussein is and where he stands in the security apparatus of Sudan, sets out the allegations laid against him by the ICC and describes the crimes for which the Enough Project believes he shares responsibility in Abyei, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.
In this letter to the Deputies Committee, the Enough Project pushes for a course of action marked by deeper diplomatic engagement and a willingness to impose consequences on those undermining the path to peace in Sudan.
By John Prendergast and Omer Ismail | Jan 20, 2010
Last week’s arrest of Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda and the deployment of an estimated 4,000 Rwandan soldiers into eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, as part of joint Rwandan-Congolese military operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or FDLR, represent a major, and dangerous, crossroads.
The U.S supported military offensive against LRA rebels has backfired and must change to stop senseless civilian killing, according to a new report. The U.S. can take swift action to salvage the poorly executed offensive by insisting the operation refocus on apprehending the LRA leadership and stop civilian deaths asserts Enough Project and Resolve Uganda in a joint statement
By Enough Project and Resolve Uganda teams | Jan 16, 2009
President Bush’s announcement today that his administration will begin implementing a set of punitive measures -- its oft-threatened “Plan B” -- against the Sudanese Government could have marked a real turning point in U.S. policy to end what the president calls genocide. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
By John Prendergast, Colin Thomas-Jensen and Julia Spiegel | May 29, 2007
The U.S. has issued so many hollow threats over the past three years that senior National Congress Party, or NCP, officials will dismiss even a clear and direct warning from the President of the United States. President Bush must immediately end the dangerous state of impunity that fuels continued state sponsored violence in Darfur by punishing those same NCP officials.<br />
By John Prendergast and Colin Thomas-Jensen | May 14, 2007
Several critical factors will determine whether the proposed peacekeeping mission will achieve success and finally fulfill the international community’s responsibility to protect civilians in Darfur: mandate, management, manpower, mobility, methodology, and money.<br />