Archive for the ‘Darfur’ Category
H.E. Dr. Jean Ping
Chairperson, African Union Commission
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
(New York) – Sudanese authorities should immediately release Hawa Abdallah or formally charge her with a credible, recognized offense, Human Rights Watch said today. Abdallah, who was arrested on May 6, 2011, is a community activist from the Abu Shouk displaced persons camp in North Darfur and a staff member of the United Nations/African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID).
Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of a close colleague and dear friend, Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Misrata, Libya, on April 20, 2011 by a mortar round while covering the armed conflict.
Hetherington was a brilliant photographer and film-maker who covered many of the world’s most critical human rights stories: conflicts in Liberia, Afghanistan, Darfur, and now Libya.
By Christian Mukosa, researcher at Amnesty International
Rawan is just 13 years old, though he looks older. He was not even 11 when he left his home and became a child soldier. He – and the 40 other boys who talked to us about their experiences – are living proof of the use of child [...]
(Johannesburg, December 13, 2010) – The Zambian government should make clear that President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan will be arrested if he travels to Zambia, African civil society organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa said in a letter to the Zambian president made public today.
His Excellency Hon. Rupiah Banda
President of the Republic of Zambia
(New York) – Members of the United Nations Security Council should use the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor’s briefing on his Darfur investigation on December 9, 2010, to send a strong message to Sudan to cooperate with the court, Human Rights Watch said today.
(New York) – Sudanese government forces have carried out a series of attacks on civilians since August 2010 in Jebel Marra, the mountainous rebel stronghold in central Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should halt the attacks and allow access for the United Nations and humanitarian organizations to civilians in all areas, Human Rights Watch said.
We write to you regarding the Security Council Ministerial Meeting on Sudan scheduled for November 16, 2010, in which the council is expected to discuss the upcoming referenda in Sudan, the situation in Darfur, and progress of the Doha peace talks.