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Praveen MadhirajuPraveen Madhiraju is Senior Counsel to the Enough Project. Outside of Enough, he is Deputy General Counsel at Center for American Progress, a Law Fellow at the Public International Law & Policy Group, and represents the family of three war crime victims from the Kosovo War. Praveen also spent two years working as an international trade and litigation associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and Emory University.

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads | Feb. 9

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.   Read More »

New Analysis Shows Costs for U.S. Companies to Implement Conflict Minerals Law 74-85% Lower than Expected

On February 6th, Elm Sustainability Partners, an independent advisory firm, published detailed information demonstrating that implementation costs related to federal conflict minerals reporting requirements for businesses have been substantially lower than expected and U.S. companies have in fact seen “tangible business benefits.”  Read More »

Fox News Op-ed: Congo's Violent Kleptocracy at a Crossroads

At fifteen minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, early fireworks went off in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These weren’t to celebrate another new year, but rather the signing of an agreement that, if implemented, paves the way for the country’s first ever peaceful, democratic transition of power.   Read More »

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads | Jan. 26

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.   Read More »

Kenya Must Release Aggrey Idri and Dong Samuel

On January 24, in a worrying move, Kenyan authorities detained two South Sudanese activists, Aggrey Idri and Dong Samuel in Nairobi. They are affiliated with South Sudan’s political opposition and are currently at risk of being deported to Juba.  Read More »

New Report - Weapons of Mass Corruption: How Corruption in South Sudan’s Military Undermines the World’s Newest Country

Today, the Enough Project released a new report, Weapons of Mass Corruption: How corruption in South Sudan’s military undermines the world’s newest country. This fifth installment of the Political Economy of African Wars Series describes the system of corruption within the South Sudanese army, showing how it is part of the larger system of violent kleptocracy in South Sudan which perpetuates conflict and the commission of atrocity crimes against civilians.  Read More »

Foreign Affairs Op-ed: Don't Let Sudan Off the Hook

On January 13, citing progress on a series of policy benchmarks, Washington eased sanctions on Sudan even though the atrocities that had originally prompted them—the bombing of civilians, raiding of villages, denial of food aid, and possible use of chemical weapons—remain a central part of Khartoum’s strategy against civilian populations in Darfur and other conflict-torn regions of Sudan.  Read More »

The Hill Op-ed: Modernize, Don’t Remove, Sudan’s Sanctions

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir scored a major victory this past week in removing another layer of his international isolation. The Obama administration issued an Executive Order that would revoke most sanctions on Sudan in six months, provided that the Trump administration certifies continued progress on areas of policy concern.  At the same time, President Obama issued a general license that eases nearly all existing sanctions effective immediately, which his administration argues would provide incentives to the Bashir regime to move forward.  Read More »

Leading Jewelry Manufacturer Richline Group States Public Support for Conflict Minerals Regulations

On January 9th, the Richline Group released a statement voicing strong support for Section 1502, the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.   Read More »

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads | Jan. 12

Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.   Read More »

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