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The Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), South Africa

HURISA convened a seminar on September 13 to discuss the responsibility of the international community to protect civilians in Darfur. HURISA brought in speakers from Darfur in order to bring their perspectives on the situation in Darfur.

The line-up included Deirdre Clancy, Co-Director -International Refugee Rights Initiative, Ruth Archibald, Canadian High Commission to South Africa, Brigadier-General John Musonda, Joint Chief of Staff -African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS), Osman Hummaida, human rights activist, Janue Alao, social worker - Nyala Trauma Centre, and Amin Mekki Medani, Arab Human Rights Organisation, had his paper read out in his absence.

The forty-strong audience comprised of members from the South African government, UN agencies, non-governmental organisations in South Africa, the diplomatic corps and the media. Some of the concerns raised by members of the audience related to the prospects of a successful peace agreement in light of the developments in southern Sudan; the sub-regional and international interests at play in achieving peace in Darfur and addressing impunity. The extent of the international community’s responsibility to protect, in particular the AU’s role was also debated.

Various media coverage was obtained. The SABC (including SABC Channel Africa service), Al-Jazeera, BBC Africa, Kaya FM, and print media had an opportunity to interview the speakers. Some of the speakers conducted media interviews for radio and television following the seminar, including an interview on Radio Metro FM and the participation in a panel discussion on Darfur on SABC Channel Africa.

In addition, HURISA and some of the speakers from Darfur held a meeting with one of the South African parliamentarians on the parliamentary consultative forum on Darfur on September 14. The meeting was useful in presenting key concerns on the crisis in Darfur to the parliamentarian ahead of the consultative meeting in Dar-es-Salaam on September 21.


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Aegis Trust Rwanda

African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

African Center for Development

African Center for Justice and Peace Studies

Africa Internally Displaced Persons Voice (Africa IDP Voice)

African Security Dialogue and Research (ASDR)

African Women's Development and Communications Network (FEMNET)

The Ahueni Foundation

Alliances for Africa

Amman Centre for Human Rights Studies

Andalus Institute for Tolerance

Anti-Slavery International

Arab Coalition for Darfur

Arab Program for Human Rights Activists

Association Africaine de Defense des Droits de l'Homme (ASADHO)

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE)

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Citizens for Global Solutions

Conscience International

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Darfur Alert Coalition (DAC)

Darfur Centre for Human Rights and Development

Darfur Leaders Network (DLN)

Darfur Reconciliation and Development Organization (DRDO)

Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre

East Africa Law Society

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

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Human Rights First

Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA)

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

Institute for Security Studies

Inter-African Union for Human Rights (UIDH)


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International Refugee Rights Initiative

Justice Africa

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Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections

Legal Resources Consortium-Nigeria

Ligue Tunisienne des Droits de l'Homme

Makumira University College, Tumaini University

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

Minority Rights Group

National Association of Seadogs

Never Again International

Open Society Justice Initiative

Pan-African Movement

Rencontre Africaine Pour la Defense des Droits de l'Homme (RADDHO)

Sierra Leone STAND Chapter

Sisters' Arabic Forum for Human Rights (SAF)

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)

Sudan Organization Against Torture (SOAT)

Syrian Organization for Human Rights

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