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Six NGOs Call for Stronger African Union Action on Abyei

(June 2, 2011) Six international NGOs, including the International Refugee Rights Initiative, called for stronger AU action in response to the worsening crisis in Abyei.

Read the full letter here.


Peace and Security Council should protect the right to a nationality in Sudan

(Addis Ababa, 28 January 2011) More than two dozen civil society organisations called today on the AU’s Peace and Security Council to ensure that the rights of all Sudan’s existing citizens to a nationality are fully protected following the probable secession of South Sudan. The PSC has been following the implementation of the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which provided for the referendum on independence of South Sudan.

Read full press release here

Read submission to the PSC here.


Deteriorating situation in Darfur of great concern warn NGOs

(8 January 2011) A coalition of human rights and advocacy NGOs has today warned of rising levels of violence in Darfur during and after the referendum on southern self-determination, scheduled to begin tomorrow. The coalition, including Human Rights Watch, African Centre for Peace and Justice Studies and The Enough Project has urged the UN Security Council to insist on regular public reports on the humanitarian and human rights situation in Darfur and throughout Sudan in order to adequately monitor the situation on the ground.

Read full press release here