The first session of the Civil Society Forum on Sudan and South Sudan convened in Addis Ababa on 21-23 January 2013. The second session in Addis Ababa on 16-18 May 2013. The Third session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 20 - 22 nd, 2014. This event was organised by Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre in collaboration with the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, Darfur Bar Association, Human Rights Institute of South Africa and South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy. The Forum adopted 11 (eleven) resolutions addressing an array of issues in Sudan and Republic of South Sudan.
The human rights and humanitarian situation all over Sudan continued to deteriorate during the last two weeks. Insecurity and attacks against civilians continue to forcibly displace in in the armed conflict affected regions. Limited relief operations is aggravating the humanitarian situation, mainly in areas of Sudan affected by armed conflicts, such as Darfur, the Nuba Mountains in Southern and Western Kordofan States and in the Blue Nile State. Abuses of civil and political rights and liberties are on the increase all over the country in a systematic pattern.
A. Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
1. Violations of Civil and Political Rights
Violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms continued unabated during the period under review. The main feature of the on-going violations is their link to the public demonstrations against the austerity measures and price hikes announced by the government on 22 September 2013.The peaceful demonstrations, which became violent on some occasions as angry youth groups and school students turned out in masses, were reported intermittently in major towns of Sudan between 23 September and 15 October 2013.
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