• Sudan’s relations with newly independent South Sudan deteriorated in early 2012, leading to clashes along the shared border. Although the two governments signed an agreement in September, paving the way for resumption of oil production, fighting between Sudanese government forces andrebels continues in Darfur, as well as in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, where Sudan’s indiscriminate bombardment and obstruction of aid forced more than 170,000 to flee to South Sudan. Student-led protests in university towns intensified in response to austerity measures and political grievances. Sudanese authorities harassed and detained opposition party members, civil society leaders, and journalists, and censored the press.

  • A photo of damage allegedly caused by a Sudanese government air strike on Natiqa, near the North Darfur border of Sudan on March 16, 2014.
    The United Nations secretary-general should investigate alleged cover-ups and manipulation of human rights reporting by the African Union/UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur.



  • Dec 30, 2014
    It’s been a year of searing images of horrifying mass civilian injury and death, from Gaza to eastern Ukraine. The world must set standards to curb resort to weapons with wide-area effects where many civilians are at risk.
  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Dec 14, 2014
    Sudanese government forces and allied militias are unlawfully killing and otherwise abusing civilians in government-held areas in Sudan’s Blue Nile state.
  • Dec 10, 2014
  • Oct 15, 2014
    Sudanese authorities should investigate reported abuses, including sexual abuse, of female Darfuri students during a government raid on an all-female dormitory. The authorities should release or charge all those remaining in detention.
  • Sep 24, 2014
    One year ago, as the Human Rights Council was debating the report of the Independent Expert on Sudan, Sudanese security forces were violently cracking down on popular protests that swept the country after the president announced the lifting of oil subsidies.
  • Sep 24, 2014
    Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled on September 22, 2014 that the law establishing a facility where Israel is holding thousands of asylum seekers and migrants is void.
  • Sep 22, 2014
    The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death or injury of hundreds of largely peaceful protesters at the hands of government security forces in September 2013.
  • Sep 15, 2014

    Since January 2013 - six months after Israel introduced an unlawful policy of indefinitely detaining as many "infiltrators" as possible to coerce them into leaving - almost 7,000 people, mostly Sudanese, have buckled under the pressure and returned home. Another 44,000 Eritreans and Sudanese in Israel's cities live in constant fear of receiving orders to report to a remote desert detention centre near the Egyptian border where, the authorities say, they will be confined until they also agree to leave the country.

  • Sep 9, 2014

    Israeli authorities have unlawfully coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into returning to their home countries where they risk serious abuse, Human Rights Watch said. Some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges in Sudan for setting foot in Israel, while returning Eritreans also face a serious risk of abuse.