Open Letter

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AN OPEN LETTER OF PUBLIC CONCERN FROM AFRICAN AND SUDANESE CIVIL SOCIETY

Published: 9 Jul 2019

Monday 8th July, 2019. RE: The Militarization of Public space in Rural and Urban areas in Sudan and the Corresponding Increase in Cases of Sexual Violence, Sexual harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Khartoum Massacre. We, the undersigned are a coalition of Sudanese and African civil society organizations working in and concerned with Sudan,…

Uganda: More support needed to fight environmental degradation around refugee settlements

Published: 20 Jun 2019

[Kampala, 20 June 2019]: On the occasion of World Refugee Day, 16 non-governmental organisations call for urgent action to prevent and mitigate the impact of environmental degradation around refugee settlements in Uganda. Uganda currently hosts more than 1.25 million refugees, most of whom rely on natural resources in and around refugee settlements for domestic fuel, construction…

Killings of Peaceful Sudanese Democracy Protesters Demand Accountability: Urgent International Action Needed to Prevent Further Violence

Published: 6 Jun 2019

[6 June 2019] The attack on peaceful democracy protesters in Khartoum that began on June 3 that has reportedly seen the killing of at least 100 people and hundreds more injured demands a strong international response to immediately stop such attacks and ensure accountability for this and other violence in response to peaceful protests. At…

Civil society calls for strong AU support for civilian transition in Sudan

Published: 30 Apr 2019

29 April 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Excellencies, Representatives of the AU Peace and Security Council Member States, H.E. Chairperson Mr. Moussa Faki, African Union Commission, Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned Sudanese and African civil society organizations write to urge the African Union to take a strong stand with the people of Sudan, demanding an expeditious…

Joint NGO Letter to Human Rights Council on DRC Human Rights Monitoring

Published: 6 Sep 2018

  Re: Creating a dedicated country-wide human rights monitoring and reporting mechanism on the Democratic Republic of Congo at the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 5 September 2018 Your excellency, We, the undersigned Congolese, regional, and international organizations, write to urge your delegation to support the creation of a country-wide human rights monitoring and reporting…

Funding gaps threaten critical aid for refugees in Uganda

Published: 27 Jun 2018

Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response. Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, and is among the top refugee hosting countries globally. Every day more people, mostly women and children, continue to arrive in search of…

Open Letter to UNSC on Proposed Reduction to the UNAMID Mandate in Darfur

Published: 22 Jun 2018

22 June 2018 To United Nations Security Council Members Re: Proposed reduction to the UNAMID mandate in Darfur Dear Ambassadors, We, the undersigned Sudanese, scholars, human rights organizations and leading activists, write to you to express our concerns with the upcoming proposal regarding the status of UNAMID. In light of frequent and recent devastating incidents of violence,…

INGOs for continuation of assistance to refugees in Uganda

Published: 15 Mar 2018

We, the undersigned International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), are taking the allegations of fraud and corruption in the South Sudanese refugee response in Uganda seriously and urge that they are urgently investigated and appropriate measures and sanctions are taken. We are concerned that these allegations are impacting donors’ and UN agencies allocation of funds for this…

Joint Letter on Accountability for Human Rights Violations in South Sudan

Published: 23 Feb 2018

  To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva 23 February 2018 RE: Renewing and strengthening the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan to ensure accountability for gross violations of human rights and related crimes in South Sudan Excellencies, We, the undersigned national, regional and…

Recommendations to the 16th Session of the Assembly of State Parties of the ICC

Published: 4 Dec 2017

Thousands of victims across the world continue to see the ICC as a beacon of hope and an avenue to obtain justice for egregious crimes perpetrated against them. Up to September 2017, over 12, 985 victims were participating in proceedings before the Court. Between August 2016 and August 2017 alone, the Court received over 4,725…

Sudan: Human rights defenders detained, face death penalty

Published: 7 Jul 2017

Authorities should release all in arbitrary detention, drop charges Sudanese authorities have been unjustly holding Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, Hafiz  Idris, and Mobarak Adam Abdalla, three human rights defenders, and have charged them with ‘crimes against the state which carry the death penalty, 26 human rights groups said today. Dr. Mudawi Ibahim Adam and Hafiz…

Ensuring the Independence, Neutrality and Impartiality of the AU PSC Field Mission to Burundi

Published: 1 Jun 2017

To all Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council Your Excellencies, RE: URGENT: Ensuring the Independence, Neutrality and Impartiality of the AU PSC Field Mission to Burundi Your Excellencies, as Burundian and African civil society organisations, we welcome news that the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU PSC) will conduct a…

DR Congo: UN Should Investigate Kasai Violence

Published: 1 Jun 2017

  The United Nations Human Rights Council should urgently establish a commission of inquiry into the situation in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a coalition of 262 Congolese and 9 international nongovernmental organizations said today. The 35th session of the Human Rights Council begins June 6, 2017, in Geneva. Between…

Open letter to Congress urging continued support and leadership in the United Nations

Published: 28 Feb 2017

(28 February 2017) Continued engagement with the UN is critical to advancing a number of core U.S. foreign policy objectives, including securing recent gains in international development, delivering lifesaving humanitarian assistance, combating terrorism, encouraging the peaceful resolution of conflict, and promoting universal human rights. IRRI has joined with one hundred other human and civil rights…

Call to renew the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

Published: 23 Feb 2017

We, the undersigned South Sudanese, regional and international non-governmental organisations, write to urge your delegation to renew and strengthen the mandate and capacity of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (the Commission) to address the continued lack of accountability for severe, widespread and on-going crimes under international law and human rights violations…

Open Letter to AU on Supporting an Open and Genuine National Dialogue in South Sudan

Published: 26 Jan 2017

  We, the undersigned organizations from the continent in solidarity with the people of South Sudan, urge you to seize a potentially powerful opportunity for a sustained peace in South Sudan by committing your leadership to the development of an open and inclusive national dialogue for our continent’s newest nation at the 28th Ordinary Session…

Sudan: Prominent human rights defender detained incommunicado

Published: 20 Dec 2016

(20 December 2016)  A prominent Sudanese human rights defender (HRD), Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, is currently detained incommunicado by the country’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Dr. Mudawi was arrested at the University of Khartoum, where he is a professor, on 7 December 2016 alongside his longtime driver, Adam El Sheikh Mukhtar. Both men…