Impact of the conflict in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan on children

In many conflicts around the world children are not safe. As the former UN Secretary-General’s Expert on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children noted “[n]ot only are large numbers of children killed and injured…but countless others grow up deprived of their material and emotional needs, including the structures that give meaning to social and cultural life. The entire fabric of their societies – their homes, schools, health systems and religious institutions – is torn to pieces.” The ongoing conflicts in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur states are no exception. 

TRACKs trial continues as detainees near their 6th month of detention

(17 November 2016) Three leading civil society activists will soon reach their sixth month of detention on baseless charges related solely to their work and affiliation with the Centre for Training and Human Development (TRACKs), a Khartoum-based organisation that provides training on a variety of topics from information technology to human rights. The detainees – TRACKs Director Khalafalla al Afif Mukhtar, together with trainer Midhat Afif al-Deen Hamdan, and the director of another organisation, Alzarqaa Organisation for Rural Development, Mustafa Adam – face charges together with seven other activists affiliated with TRACKs in two overlapping criminal cases. Six members of the group, including the three detainees, are currently standing trial.

Our organisations have serious concerns that not only are the charges baseless but that the court proceedings have not met international and regional standards on the right to a fair trial, including the right to a public hearing. The defendents have not been provided with a written list of the charges they face

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SUDO: Human Rights Abuses in Sudan over the Month of September 2016

(16 November 2016) Throughout the month of September 2016, SUDO (UK)’s network of human rights monitors have documented and verified 61 incidents of human rights abuses in Sudan involving eight Sudanese states. SUDO (UK) has assessed that 52 of the reports concern new instances of human rights abuses. The other nine reports concern five updates on ongoing court proceedings and four reports on the release of civilians from containers in Blue Nile over the month of September. 

SUDO: Human Rights Abuses in Sudan over the Month of September 2016

(16 November 2016) Throughout the month of September 2016, SUDO (UK)’s network of human rights monitors have documented and verified 61 incidents of human rights abuses in Sudan involving eight Sudanese states. SUDO (UK) has assessed that 52 of the reports concern new instances of human rights abuses. The other nine reports concern five updates on ongoing court proceedings and four reports on the release of civilians from containers in Blue Nile over the month of September. 

Impact of the conflict in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan on children

In many conflicts around the world children are not safe. As the former UN Secretary-General’s Expert on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children noted “[n]ot only are large numbers of children killed and injured…but countless others grow up deprived of their material and emotional needs, including the structures that give meaning to social and cultural life. The entire fabric of their societies – their homes, schools, health systems and religious institutions – is torn to pieces.” The ongoing conflicts in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur states are no exception.