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Rights groups call for arrest of Sudan president
March 5, 2014
More than 30 human rights and civil society organizations on Tuesday called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Tuesday was the fifth anniversary of his indictment on five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, torture, rape, extermination, and forcible transfer). In the open l....... [more]

ICC prosecutor: Darfur attacks may constitute war crimes
July 21, 2013
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Friday that attacks on UN peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan may constitute war crimes. A recent attack left seven UN peacekeepers from Tanzania dead and another 17 military and police personnel of the African Union/UN H....... [more]

UN calls for improved human rights in Sudan
June 23, 2013
UN Independent Expert on human rights in Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, said Friday after his third visit to Sudan that the human rights situation in the country has undergone positive improvements, but expressed his concern about the ongoing hostilities in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan Sta....... [more]

ICC chief prosecutor 'disappionted' in lack of UN action on Darfur
June 6, 2013
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday expressed frustration and disappointment over the situation in Darfur. Presenting the ICC's briefing to the UN Security Council, Fatou Bensouda characterized the situation as having "gone from bad to worse," citing the fac....... [more]

ICC suspect seen at new Sudan crime scenes: HRW
June 3, 2013
Ali Kosheib, former militia leader turned officer of the Sudan Central Reserve Police, was spotted in an attack against Salamat communities in Central Darfur in April, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday. Kosheib, also known as Ali Mohammed Ali, faces a 2007 arrest warrant from the Inter....... [more]

ICC reported Sudan to the UN
May 26, 2013
On May 26, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) reported Sudan to the UN Security Council for its noncooperation in pursuit of alleged war criminals Ahmad Harun and Ali Kushayb, who were wanted for 51 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Because Sudan was not a permanent member....... [more]

Sudan war crimes suspect reportedly killed in rebel fighting
April 24, 2013
Deputy commander of the JEM-Bashar and International Criminal Court (ICC) war crimes suspect, Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus has reportedly been killed in Northern Darfur. The group reported his death on Monday, which was later confirmed by his defense team on Wednesday. Jamus was charged in connection....... [more]

President Bush signed Sudan divestment bill
December 31, 2012
On December 31, 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007, ignoring dissent from within his own administration. The bill allowed state, county and municipal offices to divest from companies that did business in or with Sudan, including firms that deal....... [more]

ICC: UN Security Council must do more in Darfur
December 14, 2012
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council Thursday that they are not doing enough to root out Sudanese war criminals. According to Bensouda, the situation in Darfur continues to be of serious concern, and the ongoing violence constitutes war crim....... [more]

UN rights office urges Sudan to investigate ambush on convoy
October 19, 2012
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday called on Sudanese authorities to investigate an attack on one of its convoys on Wednesday, resulting in the death of one African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) peacemaker and injuring three others. UNAMID rep....... [more]

Powell stated genocide was committed in Darfur
September 9, 2012
On September 9, 2004, former Secretary of State Colin Powell reported to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that genocide had been committed in Darfur. Powell also stated that the US would be calling on the UN to initiate a full investigation into all allegations, including killings, rapes and b....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Sudan Emergency [UN OCHA]

    Darfur FAQ [BBC]

    Darfur Timeline [CBC]

    Darfur Emergency [US DOS]

    Darfur Peace Agreement [US DOS]

    Darfur Situation [ICC]

    Darfur [Human Rights Watch]

    Chad/Darfur Emergency [UNHCR]

    Save Darfur [advocacy]

    Protect Darfur [advocacy]

    Darfur Genocide [advocacy]

    Darfur [Wikipedia]

    Darfur Conflict [Wikipedia]