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UN report: South Sudan civilian attacks may amount to war crimes
January 12, 2015
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reported Friday that hundreds of civilians were targeted and massacred based on their ethnicity and political beliefs in two separate events last year that may amount to war crimes. In the capitals of Unity State and Jongelei, 353 civilians were murdered and an....... [more]

UN: 2015 must be the time for global action
January 11, 2015
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, briefing the General Assembly on Thursday, presented his report which proposes a new development agenda and called 2015 a "time for global action." The Secretary General said this year could see major advances in development, peace and human rights. The....... [more]

Convening authority throws out conviction of Noor Uthman Mohammed
January 10, 2015
The convening authority for the Office of Military Commissions retired Marine Major General Vaughn A. Ary on Friday overturned the terror conviction against Sudanese national Noor Uthman Muhammed and dismissed the charges against him. Muhammed was accused of working as a weapons instructor and logi....... [more]

UN SG condemns expulsion of UN officials by Sudan government
December 27, 2014
The United Nations Secretary-General on Friday condemned a decision by the Sudanese government to remove two senior UN officials from the country. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement which included remarks stating that the sanctioning of UN officials by the Sudanese government was "un....... [more]

ICC prosecutor halts Darfur investigation
December 15, 2014
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council Friday that her office is dropping its investigation into the situation in Darfur. According to Bensouda, there has been no substantial progress in the investigation into President Omar Al Bashir and his....... [more]

UNICEF: 2014 a devastating year for children
December 8, 2014
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) issued a press release Friday declaring 2014 "a devastating year for children" citing the 15 million children affected by violent conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the State of Palestine, Syria and Ukraine. Beyond the newly erupted conflict....... [more]

Sudan asks UN to close human rights office in Khartoum
November 27, 2014
The Sudanese government has made a formal request to the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to close their human rights office in Khartoum following accusations of worrying abuses and violations by their peacekeepers. This request is believed to stem from the strained relationsh....... [more]

South Sudan lawmakers pass controversial security bill
October 9, 2014
Lawmakers in South Sudan on Wednesday passed a controversial bill that gives security forces the right to arrest suspected criminals without a warrant. The bill was passed into law in its fourth reading after a three-hour debate. The leader of the minority Sudan People's Liberation Movement-Democrat....... [more]

ICC asks Saudi Arabia to arrest al-Bashir in Mecca
October 6, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an order last week asking authorities in Saudi Arabia to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir while he is on pilgrimage in Mecca currently. The order came in response to an urgent request from the ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Wednesday ask....... [more]

US calls for consultation of controversial South Sudan legislation
October 5, 2014
The United States on Saturday urged the South Sudan government to participate in a consultation process throughout the phases of government relating to drafting legislation, regulations, and controlling the national security service. It is reported that the current drafting of a controversial natio....... [more]

The Tales of Two Transitional Constitutions
September 16, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Stoyan Panov of the University of Birmingham Law School compares and contrasts executive powers under the transitional constitutions of South Sudan and Somalia ...The veto power of the executive over legislation creates certain political and legal tensions in newly independent....... [more]




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