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Darfur Consortium events

International Refugee Rights Initiative - New York

September 18: 'The Case Against Bashir: Perspectives from Sudan' - New York

The International Refugee Rights Initiative will host a panel discussion highlighting the view on the issues from inside Sudan and the broader international policy debate following the application of the International Criminal Court requesting an arrest warrant for President Bashir on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity on July 14.

Speakers include:
Salih Mahmoud Osman, Darfurian human rights advocate and Sakharov Prize Winner
Osman Hummaida, Sudanese human rights researcher
Fabienne Hara, Vice President for Multilateral Affairs, International Crisis Group
Georgette Gagnon, Acting Africa Director, Human Rights Watch

View the invite here.


Arab Program for Human Rights Activists - Cairo

In collaboration with the Arab Coalition for Darfur, the Arab Program for Human Rights Activists sums up its campaign “Darfur before it is too late” with the organization of a regional training workshop entitled, “Darfur in the Memory of Arab Media.”  The workshop will take place in Green Sidr Village (Ras Sidr) from August 24-26 August, 2008.

Read the news release on the campaign here.


Sudan Organization Against Torture - London

July 14: Demand justice for Darfur

The Chief Prosecutor of the ICC is expected to ask for senior officials of the Government of Sudan to be indicted for war crimes.

Please join SOAT and colleagues for a demonstration outside the Sudanese embassy in London in support of ICC arrest warrants and to demand justice for Darfur.

See the event announcement here.


Arab Program for Human Rights Activists - Cairo

May 8-10: "Towards a regional coalition to save Darfur"

As a result of a responsible initiative taken by the Arab Program for Human Rights Activists, in Cairo, a regional workshop was held, from 8 – 10 May, 2008. The workshop was entitled "Towards a regional coalition to save Darfur."  Representatives from civil society and human rights organizations from eleven countries attended the workshops; they are: Sudan, Jordan, Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Mauritania, Kuwait and Egypt; in addition to the participation of a number of experts and media personalities that are interested in Sudan in general and Darfur in particular.

Read the event details here.


April 13: Global Day for Darfur

“The people of Darfur are hungry for change,” said Dismas Nkunda of the Darfur Consortium, a coalition of African and Middle-Eastern groups working on Darfur. “They have been the victims of a belligerent government and an inept international response. Above all it has been children who have suffered and it is they whom we must now rally to protect before we lose an entire generation to violence.” (Quote from Human Rights News, April 11.)

Read about DC member events on April 12-13 here.

Read media coverage of the fifth Global Day for Darfur here.


April 8

Dismas Nkunda, Chair of the Darfur Consortium and Co-Director of the International Refugee Rights Initiative, talked to US radio show host at the "In My Pajamas Show".

Listen to the broadcast here.


March 9

Table Ronde: Islam, Droits Humains et Paix: Le Cas du Darfour

Dans le cadre son programme PEACEBUILDING la RADDHO a organisé en partenariat avec SAVE THE DARFUR le 09 mars 2008 à l’Hôtel Teranga Saly une table ronde sur «Islam, Droits humains et paix : le Cas du Darfour». Ce forum s’est déroulé sous la présence de plusieurs ONG internationales et nationales et des personnalités telles que Salih Mahmoud Osman, Député soudanais, récipiendaire du prix Sakharov pour la liberté de pensée, Salah Aldeen Mohamed Fadul, Sultan de la tribu Four, Alameen
Mohmoud Mohamed Osman, Député Imam de la Mosquée Turra Jebel Mara, Soudan.

Read the write-up of the roundtable here (French only).


February 22: Wanted for war crimes

SOAT invites you to send an email directly to each of the current members of the UN Security Council calling for concrete steps to be taken to ensure that the two men wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur - Ahmed Harun and Ali Koshayb - are transferred to The Hague to face justice.

For more details check here.

January 24-25: ICC D. Prosecutor speaks on need for justice in Darfur in women meeting

The Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court joined other African women across in a session organized by Darfur Consortium members Femmes Africa Solidarite. The session focused on conditions for women in Darfur and the need for peace and justice in the region.

Read how the conference was covered in the Sudan Tribune.

African Voices
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Action Professionals Association for the People

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)

Centre for Research Education and Development of Freedom of Expression and Associated Rights (CREDO)

Citizens for Global Solutions

Conscience International

Conseil National Pour les Libertés en Tunisie

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

Femmes Africa Solidarité

La Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH)

Forum of African Affairs (FOAA)

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)


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya)

International Refugee Rights Initiative

Justice Africa

Justice and Peace Commission

Lawyers for Human Rights

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

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

Universal Human Rights Network


Women Initiative Nigeria (WIN)

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