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Vulnerable Communities Need Protection

(New York) – The proposal by the United Nations and the African Union to limit the UN’s protection role in Sudan threatens the safety and security of civilians in Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today. In a new report that the Security Council is…
United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012. © 2012 Reuters
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Secretary-General’s ‘List of Shame’ Should Reflect Report Findings

(New York) – The United Nations secretary-general’s new report on children and armed conflict sets a damaging precedent by ignoring or downplaying some countries’ abuses in his annual “list of shame,” Human Rights Watch said today.…
School in Nikishine, eastern Ukraine, damaged during fighting between Ukrainian government and rebel forces from Aug. 2014 to Feb. 2015.
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Security Council Should Preserve Monitoring, Reporting Across Region

  (New York) – The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the…
United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012. © 2012 Reuters
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Planned Peacekeeping Changes Leave Civilians Vulnerable

(New York) – A planned reduction of peacekeeping troops in Darfur risks leaving civilians without much-needed protection in the face of continued violence, Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations Security Council,…
United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012. © 2012 Reuters
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Security Council Should Ensure Better Protection, Human Rights Reporting

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should require more vigorous civilian protection and better human rights reporting when it renews the mandate of the Darfur peacekeeping mission in June 2015. On June 10, the UN Assistant Secretary-General…
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One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths

(Geneva) – 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. Security forces opened fire on…
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Improve Reporting on Violations, Protection of Civilians

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should direct the African Union/United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to improve human rights monitoring and public reporting when it renews the mission’s mandate. The Security Council is…
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Strengthen Peacekeeping Mission’s Rights Reporting, Civilian Protection

(New York) – 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 (UNAMID). On June 17, 2014, the prosecutor of the International…
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Fugitive from Justice for Darfur Atrocities Should be at the ICC

(New York) – United Nations Security Council members and other UN member countries should publicly oppose attendance at the UN General Assembly by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for serious…
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Competitive Elections for UN Body Would Improve Membership

(Geneva) – Foreign ministers of African Union (AU) member states should reconsider a decision that would allow Sudan and Ethiopia to gain uncontested seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council, a group of African and international civil society…
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Creation of Expert on Accountability a Step Forward

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council’s weak response to the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in Yemen betrays the Yemeni people, Human Rights Watch said today. The Council, whose current session ended on September 30, 2011,…
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Security Council Should Press for an Immediate End to Attacks

(Juba) - The United Nations Security Council should take immediate steps to ensure international monitoring in Southern Kordofan, where reports of massive human rights violations by Sudanese forces have emerged, Human Rights Watch said today. Council…
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Prosecutor to Brief Council on Darfur Ahead of Southern Sudan Referendum

(New York) - Members of the United Nations Security Council should use the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's briefing on his Darfur investigation on December 9, 2010, to send a strong message to Sudan to cooperate with the court, Human…
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International Actors Should Press for Cooperation With the ICC, Wider Accountability in Darfur

(New York) - Sudan has failed to act on recommendations made a year ago by the African Union High-Level Panel on Darfur, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. Key international actors - including the African Union (AU), United…
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High-Level UN Meeting Should Promote Conditions for Free, Fair Vote

(New York) - States convening at the United Nations for a high-level meeting on Sudan on September 24, 2010, should press Sudanese authorities to ensure that the forthcoming referendum on southern independence is free of the human rights violations that…
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Court Prosecutor to Brief Council on Darfur Cases

(New York) - United Nations Security Council members should use the upcoming International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's briefing on Darfur to send a strong message to Sudan to cooperate with the court or face council action, Human Rights Watch said…
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Move to Seek Arrest of Sudanese President a Victory for Darfur’s Victims

(New York) - The International Criminal Court's (ICC) issuance of an arrest warrant for President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan signals that even those at the top may be held to account for mass murder, rape and torture, Human Rights Watch said today. ICC…
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(New York) - United Nations Security Council members should express strong support for an African Union panel's call for justice for victims in Darfur given the consistent failure by the Sudanese government to hold perpetrators of serious crimes…
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Lawmakers Should Curtail Broad Arrest and Detention Powers, Strip Immunity

(New York) - A report released on November 5, 2009 by the United Nations Panel of Experts on Sudan reveals continuing human rights violations in Darfur and underscores the urgent need to reform Sudan's repressive national security law, Human Rights Watch…