The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS)

ACJPS has a vision of a Sudan where all people can live and prosper free from fear and want in a state committed to justice, equality and peace.

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working to monitor and promote respect for human rights and legal reform in Sudan.
ACJPS has a vision of a Sudan where all people can live and prosper free from fear and want in a state committed to justice, equality and peace.
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Sudan War: A surge of unwanted pregnancies as a result of sexual violence

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) previously documented incidents where fourteen women and girls from both Kalma and Utash IDP Camps in South Darfur State were sexually violated. A follow-up with the victims indicated that six of them got pregnant due to failure to get medical attention. Three other victims; two from Kalma and one from Utash camp got abortions.

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Sudan: Extend the Fact-Finding Mission’s mandate

A letter to the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland)

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ORAL STATEMENT ON WOMEN AND GIRLS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) and the Sudanese Human Rights Monitor (SHRM), wish to draw your attention to the dire and precarious situation of women and girls in Sudan.

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Sudanese and international civil society organizations’ recommendations ahead of the African Commission for Human Rights and People 79th Session

Ahead of the 79th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, as Sudanese and international civil society organizations, we express our deepest concerns regarding the grave and recurring violations of human rights committed by all parties in Sudan

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One Year into War, Human Rights Violations Continue in Sudanese community.

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), documents this report to update the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) at its 79th Ordinary Session on the ongoing violations of human rights in Sudan. ACJPS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working to monitor and promote respect for human rights and legal reform in Sudan.

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CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN SOUTH KORDOFAN STATE

In this release, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) has documented incidents of attacks and human rights violations against the residents of South Kordofan State.

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A Report on Enforced Disappearances: One Year into Sudan War

This report was compiled by observers affiliated with the Sudanese Group for Victims of Enforced Disappearance, drawing data from credible sources. Whereas observers established direct communication with certain victims' families and conducted interviews with survivors of enforced disappearance. The report encompasses the period from April 15, 2023, to April 15, 2024, marking a full year since the onset of the Sudan War. It extends its coverage to multiple states where instances of enforced disappearance were reported, indicating an expanded scope of observation. Furthermore, the report also tracked cases involving individuals with mental disorders who were forcibly disappeared, totalling 11 persons.

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Sudan War: The continued targeting of human rights defenders and activists by security forces

ACJPS condemns the continued targeting of human rights defenders for their work in Sudan. In this release ACJPS has documented incidents where HRDs have been arrested for their work by security forces.

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Sudan: Anti-war figures including former prime minister Hamdok charged with crimes that carry the death penalty

ACJPS calls upon the Sudanese authorities to desist from using the judiciary as a weapon against political parties and civilian forces. We further urge the warring parties to embrace all peace efforts to bring an end to the war in Sudan.

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Central Sudan: Residents of Aljazeera State suffer at the hands of RSF and allied militia

Aljazeera state remained relatively peaceful until December 2023 when residents reported incidents of violations by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and allied militia. The situation has since made a turn for the worse.

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Internship Opportunity: Fundraising Intern

The fundraising Intern will be responsible for driving ACJPS’ fundraising efforts to secure the resources needed to advance the organization’s work. He or She will work closely with the program staff and Finance manager. The Fundraising Intern must know of the existing local, regional, and International funding community for Sudanese civil society.

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West Darfur: Twelve people killed following a conflict between RSF affiliates over a looted vehicle in Forbraga Town

ACJPS is deeply concerned about the escalating insecurity in Darfur state amidst the ongoing armed conflict in Sudan. We call upon the Sudanese authorities to launch an impartial investigation into the incident between RSF allied militia groups in a Market in Forbraga town, West Darfur state that resulted in the death of 12 Sudanese citizens.

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Hassan Shire (Chair)

Chairman

Hassan Shire is the Executive Director of DefendDefenders has steered the organisation through its growth over the years. He is also the Chairperson of African Defenders (Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network). Shire is a Somali/Canadian, with over 25 years’ experience working in the region. While in Canada, he worked with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University and Amnesty International Canada to create the African Human Rights Defenders Project. In 2005 he returned to Africa and founded DefendDefenders in Uganda.

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Jehanne Henry

Secretary

Jehanne Henry is a Senior Researcher in Human Rights Watch’s Africa division, with a focus on Sudan, South Sudan, and Kenya. Prior to joining the organization, she served as a Human Rights Officer with the United Nations Mission in Sudan based in North Darfur.

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Suliman Baldo

Suliman Baldo’s areas of interest and expertise include conflict resolution, emergency relief, development, and human rights in Africa, as well as international advocacy on those issues. In 2010 and 2011, Baldo provided expert advice to joint United Nations (UN) and African Union mediation teams on justice for victims of the conflict in Darfur and worked as an independent commissioner in the UN Independent Commission of Investigations into post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Elizabeth Hodgkin

Elizabeth Hodgkin is currently teaching in a secondary school in Eastern Equatoria State in the Republic of South Sudan. Hodgkin first came to Sudan between school and university in 1960. Following a degree in history and a diploma in education she taught in a secondary school in Zambia and then worked as a lecturer in the History Department of the University of Khartoum from 1968-73. She continued to visit Sudan frequently.

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Yitiha Simbeye

Yitiha Simbeye is a lecturer in Law at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) in Dar es Salaam. Simbeye specializes in international criminal law and is currently coordinator of the Masters in Law in International Criminal Justice (LLM ICJ) at OUT; from 2008-11 she was head of the International & Constitutional Law Department.

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Amin Mekki Medani

Dr. Amin Mekki Medani (Late) was an expert in international human rights. He was a lawyer, policy analyst, organizational manager, development cooperation specialist, law professor, advocate and organizer. He had thirty-five years of relevant experience at the academic, judicial, governmental, non-governmental, regional and international levels.

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Salih Mahmoud Osman

Salih Mahmoud Osman has practiced law in Sudan since 1982. He specialises in criminal law, civil law and human rights. He was an elected MP in the Sudanese national parliament (National Assembly) in 2005 - 2010. He is a member of the Parliamentary Legislative Committee (working on law reform to bring Sudanese laws in conformity with international human rights standards). He has worked with the American Bar Association (ABA) providing legal expertise on the protection of civilians in conflict zones, since 2006.

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Faisal Elbagir

Faisal Elbagir Faisal Elbagir is a prominent Sudanese journalist and human rights defender. He is the founder and Coordinator General of Journalists for Human Rights – Sudan, an organization monitoring the freedom of expression and media.

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Dismas Nkunda

Dismas Nkunda is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Atrocities Watch Africa.

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African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

05/06/2020

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights:

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African Committee of Expert on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

03/04/2020

African Committee of Expert on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

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African Court on Human and People’s Rights

02/06/2020

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

01/06/2023

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

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Arab Committee for Human Rights

01/06/2023

Arab Committee for Human Rights

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Office of the High Commissioner for human Rights (OHCHR)

05/06/2020

Office of the High Commissioner for human Rights (OHCHR)

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Office of the High Commissioner for human Rights (OHCHR) Sudan

03/04/2020

Office of the High Commissioner for human Rights (OHCHR) Sudan

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The International Criminal Court (ICC)

01/25/2023

The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

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International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

05/06/2020

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

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REDRESS

REDRESS

03/04/2020

REDRESS

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SOS- Torture network (OMCT)

SOS- Torture network (OMCT)

02/06/2020

SOS- Torture network (OMCT)

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PAX for Peace

PAX for Peace

01/06/2023
DefendDefenders

DefendDefenders

01/01/2022
Borderline Europe

Borderline Europe

01/19/2024

ACJPS is dedicated to creating a Sudan committed to all human rights, the rule of law and peace, in which the rights and freedoms of the individual are honored and where all persons and groups are granted their rights to non-discrimination, equality and justice.

the solidarity of African community's with Sudan

Legal program

In-depth research and analysis on key legal issues in Sudan, including Sudan’s compliance with international and regional human rights commitments

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African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) is the main human rights body for Africa. It was established in 1987 following the adoption of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights by the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union). The African Commission is tasked with protecting and promoting human and peoples’ rights. It also interprets the Charter as it applies to particular cases and can guide African governments in ensuring their legislation and practices comply with the Charter.

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Human Rights Monitoring programme

The ACJPS Human Rights Monitoring Programme is dedicated to documenting urgent cases of individuals at risk and emerging situations of concern throughout Sudan.

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African Union licence

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Commission), during its during its 77th Ordinary Session, held from 20 October to 09 November 2023 in Arusha, Tanzania considered your application and granted Observer Status to your Organization, African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, under the Reference No. OBS.557.

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Sudan: Voices of human rights defenders.

Sudan: Voices of human rights defenders. Repressed dissent, conflict forgotten Palais des Nations - Room XXVII | 18 September 2015 | 1pm - 2.30pm


  • Date: 09/17/2015 02:30 PM
  • Location: Palais des NationsNations (Map)
  • More Info: Palais des Nations - Room XXVII

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