In this 101, Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar answers 5 questions about the GHRAVITY Executive Order (Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria Via Information Technology) and how it can be expanded to allow the U.S. to target the middle men and enablers of atrocities in Sudan. Read More »
Ohio University student and STAND Campaigns Coordinator Luke Kubacki reflects on his experience at the Lemkin Summit: A National Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders in February 2015. Read More »
On March 4, John Prendergast testified before Congress at a hearing held by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission: “Human Rights Violations in Sudan,” about the need to create leverage over the government of Khartoum to support human rights in Sudan. Read More »
Editor's Note: This op-ed was written by Justine Fleischner and Akshaya Kumar and originally appeared in The Daily Beast as "Will There Ever Be Peace In South Sudan?" on February 7th, 2015. Read More »
Editor's Note: This op-ed was written by Akshaya Kumar and originally appeared in ThinkProgress as "7 Things You Need To Know About The Changes To U.S. Sanctions On Sudan" on February 20, 2015.Read More »
Gold coming from Sudan is conflict-affected, high-risk, and helping to destabilize the country’s main conflict-zones of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, according to a new Enough Project report by Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar. Fool's Gold: The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade provides an overview of conflict-affected gold in Sudan and offers policy recommendations, including urgent action by the United States, the United Nations, and the international gold industry. Read More »
Gold coming from Sudan is conflict-affected, high-risk, and helping to destabilize the country’s main conflict-zones of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. This brief, which stems from our new report Fool's Gold: The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade, provides an overview of conflict-affected gold in Sudan and offers policy recommendations.
Today, the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution that creates a targeted sanctions regime on spoilers of peace in South Sudan. This Storify combines some immediate responses from groups and bodies including the Enough Project, Human Rights Watch, the African and European Unions, and more. Read More »
Ali Karti, Sudan’s foreign minister and primary diplomat, was invited to attend today's White House Prayer Breakfast, triggering protests from anti-genocide activists. In this ThinkProgress piece, Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar answers 7 questions about Karti, the ongoing conflicts in Sudan, and the U.S. government's involvement in supporting peace in the country. Read More »
From the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to Al-Shabaab, many of the world’s most infamous and destabilizing armed actors today finance their activities in part through the illegal exploitation and trade of natural resources. Theft in the context of armed conflict constitutes the war crime of pillage, which is punishable in most domestic jurisdictions and at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Depuis l'État islamique d'Irak et du Levant (ISIL : Islamic State of Irak and the Levant) de l’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (LRA : Lord’s Resistance Army) jusqu'à Al-Shabaab, de nombreuses forces armées, les plus infâmes et les plus déstabilisatrices du monde d’aujourd'hui, financent en partie leurs activités grâce au trafic et à l'exploitation illicites des ressources naturelles. Tout vol commis dans le cadre des conflits armés est considéré comme crime de guerre de pillage, lequel est punissable dans la plupart des juridictions nationales ainsi qu’à la Cour Pénale Internationale (CPI).