Sudan Report: Ongoing Negotiations between the Two Sudans

Posted by Jenn Christian

Today, nearly 18 months since the start of the post-referendum negotiations process between the Government of Sudan, or GoS, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Government of the Republic of South Sudan, or SPLM/RSS, the two parties, and the greater international community find themselves at a cross-road as tensions escalate between Khartoum and Juba and war, at times, seems more like a probability than a possibility.

Sudan: Independence through Civil Wars, 1956-2005

Editor’s Note: This post is a brief history, intended to provide a contextual background for understanding the complex issues that the Enough Project works on. It is part of the series Enough 101.

Acronyms to Know:

SPLM/A - Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army

GOS – Government of Sudan

SSLM  –  Southern Sudan Liberation Movement

Independence: 1956

The U.S. Loosens Sanctions on Sudan: Reasons for Optimism and Vigilance

This is a guest post by James Bair

Editor's Note: Last week the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls, or OFAC, lifted many previous restrictions under the Sudan Sanctions Regulations, or SSR, that were hindering the development of South Sudan. To understand the profound implications this shift in policy will have for both Sudan and South Sudan, lawyer and rights activist James Bair provides a legal overview of the sanctions lifted, and how these changes translate to realities on the ground.

George Clooney and John Prendergast on

Clooney and Prendergast in TIME: It's Time to Stop Starvation in Sudan

This op-ed co-authored by George Clooney and Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast appeared as the lead story today on the homepage of

LA Times Profiles George Clooney

LA Times Profiles George Clooney and Our Satellite Sentinel Project

George Clooney speaks to displaced people in AbyeiThis weekend, George Clooney again leverages his star power, this time in a feature, “I Spy: George Clooney turns long-lens photography into a force for good, aiming satellites at human-rights violations in Sudan” by John Horn in the Los Angeles Times

ICC Issues Request for Arrest Warrant for Sudan Defense Minister Hussein

Posted by Jenn Christian on Dec 02, 2011

Satellites Show Razing of Sudanese Village by Sudan Armed Forces


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WASHINGTON – The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified evidence indicating that the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, intentionally razed civilian structures in the village of 'Amara in Blue Nile State, Sudan.

Sudan’s Violations of Geneva Law Demand a Response

Posted by James Bair on Nov 30, 2011

Editor's Note: What are the international legal ramifications for the Sudanese government's recent assault on its people in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, and across the new international boundary in South Sudan? Lawyer and rights activist James Bair writes about the numerous ways Khartoum is violating the Geneva Conventions -- to alarmingly little effect from the international community.

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