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Author: Jenn Christian

Peace by Committee: The 17 Committees and Commissions Responsible for Making Peace between the Two Sudans

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Peace by Committee: The 17 Committees and Commissions Responsible for Making Peace between the Two Sudans
On September 27, 2012, President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and President Salva Kiir of South Sudan signed nine landmark agreements in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The agreements mark the culmination of a two-year long negotiation process facilitated by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel, or AUHIP, and address issues arising from South Sudan's independence from Sudan ...
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ABC’s “Scandal” Tackles the Issue of Genocide in All Too Familiar Way

ABC's "Scandal" Tackles the Issue of Genocide in All Too Familiar Way
Viewers of ABC's new hit show "Scandal," a sexy political drama that purports to unveil the indecent underbelly of our nation's capital, have, undoubtedly, found some of the show's plot lines a bit familiar ...
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Holding Sudan Accountable: A Draft U.N. Security Council Resolution

Holding Sudan Accountable: A Draft U.N. Security Council Resolution
On May 2, 2012, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2046, which called for, among other things, the government of Sudan’s acceptance of the Tripartite Proposal to facilitate the delivery of international humanitarian assistance to South Kordofan and Blue Nile. Today, nearly five months since Resolution 2046’s adoption, the Sudanese government continues to deny international humanitarian aid organizations with access to civilians. In this paper, the Enough Project proposes the following draft resolution that may serve as the basis for future U.N. Security Council action ...
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Shifting the Burden: The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine and the Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan

Shifting the Burden: The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine and the Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan
For over a year, the government of Sudan, led by alleged genocidaire President Omar al-Bashir, has denied international humanitarian aid organizations access to the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, in which a coalition of armed opposition groups, known as the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF, has been fighting against government forces ...
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Enough Policy Brief: The Case for Conditioning International Financial Support to Sudan

Enough Policy Brief: The Case for Conditioning International Financial Support to Sudan
The U.S. government recently announced that it will lobby international donors to pledge financial support for Sudan. The release of any funds that these efforts yield should, however, be condition so as to incentivize the government of Sudan to cease ongoing human rights abuses ...
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The Case for Conditioning International Financial Support to Sudan

The Case for Conditioning International Financial Support to Sudan
In early August 2012, the governments of Sudan and South Sudan concluded an agreement on oil and related financial transfers. Among other things, the agreement provides for South Sudan to transfer to Sudan, over a period of approximately three years, $3.028 billion. This cash transfer is in addition to the payment of identified fees for the use of pipelines and other oil infrastructure located in Sudan ...
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Have the Tripartite Partners Secured Humanitarian Relief for South Kordofan and Blue Nile?

Have the Tripartite Partners Secured Humanitarian Relief for South Kordofan and Blue Nile?
Recently, the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, signed separate memoranda of understanding, or MOUs, with the so-called “Tripartite Partners” comprised of the United Nations, the African Union, and the League of Arab States. While challenges remain, the MOUs are a positive step forward in securing unfettered access for international humanitarian aid organizations to conflict-affected populations in South Kordofan and Blue Nile ...
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Why Does the World Allow Sudan’s Bashir to Target Civilians?

Why Does the World Allow Sudan’s Bashir to Target Civilians?
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights opens its extraordinary session tomorrow, where it will consider the Enough Project’s communication against the government of Sudan for the atrocities it is committing against civilians in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. This oped about atrocities orchestrated by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and other top Sudanese officials originally appeared on Global Post ...
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Is Time Running Out for South Sudan’s New Constitution?

Is Time Running Out for South Sudan’s New Constitution?
As South Sudan celebrates the one year anniversary of its independence, the new nation and its citizenry are in the midst of a critical legal and political process: the drafting of a permanent constitution. Delays in this process risk undermining its credibility among South Sudan’s civil society, opposition political parties, and the international community ...
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Field Dispatch: Is a Comprehensive Agreement for the Two Sudans Possible before August 2?

Field Dispatch: Is a Comprehensive Agreement for the Two Sudans Possible before August 2?
Today, July 5, representatives from Sudan and South Sudan recommenced negotiations in Addis Ababa following a week-long break for high level political consultations in Khartoum and Juba. A new Enough field dispatch, “A Comprehensive Agreement for the Two Sudans: Is It Possible?,” reviews the conversations that occurred during the last round of negotiations on the definition of the administrative common borderline, the modalities for determining the final definition of the north-south border, and the recent pace of the negotiation process ...
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