20: ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED WITH, AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ON, HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES IN SUDAN
"Human rights situation in Sudan".
"Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement
that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international
Use their search engine to locate their material about Sudan.
And see also:
Amnesty International, Child Soldiers and War Criminals: Troubling
British Council in Sudan, The
"The British Council is a global network for educational,
cultural and technical co-operation assistance... The British
Council has served the Sudan for fifty years. Our offices
and library were firs opened in Khartoum in 1947 and we have
worked almost continuously in the Sudan since."
"To contribute to conflict resolution and promote key
reform, in 2001-2002, a number of conferences were organised
and training offered to candidates working in the field".
Conferences have been held on Responsible Business Practices,
Training for Legislators, Human Rights Seminars for the Judiciary,
Training for the Media, Sudanese-British Relations. Future
conferences are scheduled on Penal Reform in Sudan, Human
Rights for the Advisory Council on Human Rights, Further Human
Rights Training for the Judiciary.
Centre for the Strategic Initiatives of Women, The (CSIW)
- Strategic Initiatives in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)
"Beginning in 1995, representatives from women's organisations
in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan (North and
South), working with the CSIW, have held several meetings
in the Horn of Africa to come together to form SIHA (Strategic
Initiatives in the Horn of Africa)"
Derechos Human Rights
[T]he first internet based human rights organisation. Our
purpose is to work for the promotion and respect of human
rights all over the world".
Use their search engine to locate material about Sudan.
Freedom House - Freedom in the World Annual Report
"[A]n institutional effort... to monitor the progress
and decline of political rights and civil liberties".
Report of the International Eminent Persons Group: Slavery,
Abduction and Forced Servitude in Sudan
Government of Sudan - Advisory Council on Human Rights of
the Government of Sudan
"This site has been created to provide official government
information on human rights in Sudan. It also gives you the
opportunity to bring violations of human rights to the attention
of the Advisory Council so that it can try to take action
to end or prevent the violations. The government of Sudan
is committed to respecting the human rights of everyone under
its jurisdiction. It believes that this goal is compatible
with the Islamic and African traditions of Sudan. And the
Advisory Council will strive to do its utmost to fulfil its
responsibility in this regard... The [ACHR] is a body created
by the Government of Sudan. It is chaired by the Minister
of Justice and its Rapporteur is the Head of the Department
of Human Rights and
Humanitarian Law, Dr. Ahmed Elmuft. The ACHR advises the Government
of Sudan on questions of human rights. It accepts information
from any individual, non-governmental organisation or governmental
organisation that is related to improving human rights in
Government of Sudan - "Response of the Government of
the Sudan to the
Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Mr. Gaspar
Biro, Submitted in Accordance With Resolution 1955/77 of the
Commission on Human Rights Contained in Document (E/CN.4/1996/62)
of 20 February 1996" (Edited With an Introduction by
Dr. Sean Gabb), Politics File No. 3, The Sudan Foundation,
Government of Sudan - "The Crocodile Tears: A Response
by the Government of Sudan to the Highly Dramatic Book Published
Recently by Amnesty International Under the Title 'The Tears
of Orphans'" (Edited With an Introduction by Dr. Sean
Gabb), Politics File No. 4, The Sudan Foundation, 1997
Government of Sudan - "Brief Update on the Situation
of Human Rights in Sudan"
Human Rights Watch
And search for material on Sudan via the "Information
Sudan: Human Rights Developments
Human Rights Causes of the Famine in Sudan
Human Rights Watch/Africa - "A Letter From Human Rights
Dr. John Garang, Commander of the Sudan People's Liberation
Army" [Concerning the SPLA's abduction of children
to force them into service in the rebel forces] (Edited With
an Introduction by Dr. Sean Gabb), Peace File No. 12, The
Sudan Foundation, 1996
And see also:
ESPAC - "Eulogy For a Sudanese War Criminal: Jemera Rone,
HRW and Double
Government of Canada - "Human Security in Sudan: The
Report of a Canadian Assessment Mission Prepared for the Minister
of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, Canada, January 2000 (The Harker
International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)
"IFEX was born in 1992 when many of the world's leading
freedom of expression organisations came together in Montreal
to discuss how best to further their collective goals... One
of the central components of IFEX is the Action Alert Network".
Use their Alerts Archive search engine to locate material
"[I]nitiates and supports civil society activities for
human rights, democracy, and peace in Africa"
"The Civil Project in Sudan"
"Justice Africa is coordinator of the Civil Project in
Sudan, an ambitious programme that articulates an agenda of
civil rights, social justice, pluralism, tolerance, democracy,
and peace. It is designed as a challenge to the current Sudan
Government's 'Civilisation Project' - an attempt to enforce
a narrow and exclusivist vision of Islamist extremism on Sudan's
Abusin Motsim - "Letter From Abusin Motsim to the Sudan
Foundation Regarding Political Prisoners in Sudan" (Edited
With an Introduction by Dr. Sean Gabb), Opposition Voices
No. 3, The Sudan Foundation, May 1997
National Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy
"[A] group of individuals who strive to encourage human
rights in Sudan.
They are non-partisan and support and cooperate with anyone
who abides by human rights and any government that strives
to protect human rights. The Manifest of the group can be
found in the international human rights instruments to which
the government has become party".
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human
Use their search engine to locate material on Sudan
Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the
Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan
Sudan Foundation, The - "Where Are the Children?: John
Garang, the SPLA
and Sudan's Missing Children", Human Rights File No.
1, The Sudan Foundation, 1998
Dr. Sean Gabb - "Sudan's Missing Children: An Open Letter
to Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the United States
of America, on the Abuse of Children in Military Conflicts,
27th March 1998", Human Rights File No. 4, The Sudan
Sudan Human Rights Association, The
"[A] voluntary, nongovernmental and nonprofit organisation
registered and operating in Uganda. Its mission is to ensure
that the rights of the Sudanese people, especially refugees,
displaced persons, and prisoners of war are recognised and
Sudan Human Rights Organisation - Cairo Branch
"[A] Sudanese human rights and democratic entity. The
organisation is fully committed to the struggle for the preservation
of human rights independently from any government or opposition
Sudan Organisation Against Torture
"[W]as established in 1993 in the United Kingdom. It
was established to support, help and defend individuals who
have been tortured, and to work for the exposure, reduction
and eradication of torture and other human rights violations".
Sudanese Womens Site
Arabic language site.
"[A] worldwide organisation supporting tribal peoples.
It stands for their right to decide their own future and helps
them protect their lives, lands and human rights". Use
their search engine to locate material on Sudan.
"[C]reated by people militating for the Human Rights
around a group of former residents in Sudan".
Women Initiative Group
"[A] group of Sudanese women of different ideologies,
culture and religions, coalesced by common goals... The promotion
and protection of their socio-economic and political rights;
The empowerment of women and their support to stand against
any attempts to encroach on their rights; To safeguard the
true implementation of civil and sharia laws with respect
to women rights; To enhance knowledge and skills of women's
advocates in order to secure women's rights".
World Organisation Against Torture, The
"The OMCT is today the main international coalition of
NGOs fighting against torture and other forms of inhuman treatment.
It is a network of almost 200 full time member organisations".
Use their "Actions Organised by Country" search
engine to locate material about Sudan.