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 Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) is deeply disturbed by the continued large-scale targeting of civilians in Darfur. On Thursday, 27 February and Friday, 28 February 2014, the Sudanese army and the Janjaweed militiamen launched a destructive military operation against the civilian population in southeast Nyala, capital of South Darfur State. Heavy military equipment, including military jets and artillery were reportedly used during this operation. The attackers burned down more than 50 villages, killed hundreds of civilians and forcibly displaced between 5,000 and 15,000 people. About 5,000 victims of this attack managed to reach internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the area such as Kalma camp near Nyala and El-Salam camp in Beilel Locality, while more than 10,000 civilians are currently living in the wilderness as they were prevented by the militiamen from reaching urban areas and IDP settlements. The areas that were affected by this attack are Hijer Tunjo, Um Gounja, Tani Deleiba, Tukumari, Himeida, Barka Tuli, Afouna and many other villages.
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Massive violations of human rights and international humanitarian law were reported in Sudan during the last two weeks of February 2014. Military operations, including aerial bombardment and militiamen atrocities committed against civilians were reported in Darfur and South Kordofan State. The Sudanese army together with the Janjaweed, which are re-baptized by government as the Rapid Support Forces, launched its deadliest attack so far against the civilian population in South Darfur State on 26, 27 and 28 February 2014...
A. Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
1. Violations of Civil and Political Rights
Mr. Tajeldin Ahmed Arga Ali, a 26 year old Blogger from Darfur, has been held incommunicado by the NISS since 24 December 2013. He was arrested in Khartoum while attending a public meeting addressed by President Omar Al-Bashir and his Chadian counterpart Idris Deby...
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|>>> Report of the African Union High Level Panel on Darfur, 29 Oct 2009
>>> Report of the Elders’ Mission to Sudan: Bringing Hope, Forging Peace, Nov 2007
>>> Report of the High Level Mission on the Situation of Human Rights in Darfur, March 2007
>>> Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur, Jan 2005, (English)
>>> Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur, Jan 2005, (Arabic)
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