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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]

UN: Responsibility to protect becoming increasingly urgent
September 8, 2014
The UN General Assembly on Monday met to discuss "the responsibility to protect" adopted by world leaders in 2005, with UN officials stressing the urgency of this responsibility as crises rage around the world. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the assembly, saying that the world now faces a....... [more]

Rights groups call for South Sudan arms embargo
September 4, 2014
A group of East African and South Sudanese rights group submitted a petition Wednesday to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) calling for an immediate comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan. IGAD, which is made up of eight East African nations including Kenya, Ethiopia and Ugand....... [more]

UN peace chief briefs Security Council on developing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
August 6, 2014
In a briefing before the UN Security Council, Assistant Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet discussed the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, describing it as a "man-made crisis," putting South Sudan on the "brink of a humanitarian catastrophe and a protracted inte....... [more]

UN: human rights abuses against children continuing with impunity
July 3, 2014
According to a report issued by the UN on Tuesday, children continued to be victims of violence and military recruitment in 23 conflict zones around the world in 2013. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui condemned the abuses, particularly t....... [more]




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