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Capitol Hill Event: “A New Approach to Sudan”

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Capitol Hill Event: “A New Approach to Sudan”

Posted by Enough Team on April 26, 2016

This Thursday, April 28, the Enough Project will host an event “A New Approach to Sudan” on Capitol Hill to discuss how in its final year the Obama administration has a new opportunity to support an inclusive peace process in Sudan. Special invited guests include Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and representatives of other leading human rights organizations.

The Sudanese government, led by Omar al-Bashir, continues to commit major abuses against its own people, including bombing civilian populations and blocking humanitarian aid. The event program will explore how modernized sanctions tools, including adopting elements of the administration’s playbook used in Iran, can create leverage necessary to achieve the broader diplomatic goal of a successful and comprehensive peace process, and while mitigating the negative impacts of sanctions on the Sudanese people.

Speakers include:

  • John Prendergast, Omer Ismail, and Brad Brooks-Rubin, Enough Project
  • Yaya J. Fanusie, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Peter Harrell, Center for New American Security
  • Andrea Prasow, Human Rights Watch

Invited Special Guests:

  • Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA), Co-Chair, Sudan/South Sudan Caucus
  • Representative Tom Rooney (R-FL), Co-Chair, Sudan/South Sudan Caucus
  • Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chair, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:00pm

Where: Room B340, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

Event details and RSVP: http://enoughproject.org/events/new-approach-sudan

Also – Congressional testimony tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27: John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, will testify on “South Sudan’s Prospects for Peace and Security” alongside other distinguished witnesses before the House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. Click here for hearing details.

Media contact: Enough Project experts will be available for selected media interviews following the hearing and the event. For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact: Greg Hittelman, Director of Communications, +1 310 717 0606, gh@enoughproject.org.

About THE ENOUGH PROJECT
The Enough Project, an atrocity prevention policy group, seeks to build leverage for peace and justice in Africa by helping to create real consequences for the perpetrators and facilitators of genocide and other mass atrocities. Enough aims to counter rights-abusing armed groups and violent kleptocratic regimes that are fueled by grand corruption, transnational crime and terror, and the pillaging and trafficking of minerals, ivory, diamonds, and other natural resources. Enough conducts field research in conflict zones, develops and advocates for policy recommendations, supports social movements in affected countries, and mobilizes public campaigns. Learn more – and join us – at www.EnoughProject.org