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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South Darfur: Twenty IDPs die of malnutrition and untreated chronic diseases amidst a humanitarian crisis in Kalma IDP Camp

ACJPS is deeply concerned about the escalation of hostilities, combined with large-scale population displacement, and poor humanitarian access which has resulted in the death of several Sudanese citizens. ACJPS has documented incidents where 20 people including children have succumbed to malnutrition and untreated chronic illnesses in Kalma camp in South Darfur.

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AU Peace and Security (PSC) should Reiterate its Calls for the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of civilians, and Provision of Humanitarian Services in Sudan

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) writes ahead of your first session on the Sudan situation in 2024 to urge you to reiterate your calls to the warring parties of the Sudan armed conflict to cease hostilities, protect civilians, and allow safe access for displaced people inside Sudan to humanitarian Services.

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Sudan: International community should
prioritise the will of Sudanese civilians as
Hemeti and Burhan tour Africa

As the world watches Hemeti and Burhan -the leaders of the two forces at war in Sudan- undertake diplomatic engagements across the African continent, it is paramount that countries receiving them steadfastly prioritise the fundamental demands of the Sudanese people, including the earnest call for a cessation of hostilities, unhindered humanitarian aid access to the country, and the restoration of democracy and civilian rule.

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West Darfur: Nine Sudanese men arbitrarily arrested and tortured by RSF and allied militia in Arzin

ACJPS condemns the arbitrary arrest and torture of Nine male Sudanese citizens by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Arzin, West Darfur. We call upon the warring parties to desist from arbitrarily arresting and torturing civilians. They must respect civilian’s human rights as guaranteed by the Constitutional Charter, and national and international human rights treaties ratified by Sudan. ACJPS further calls upon the Sudanese authorities to carry out independent and impartial investigations into the allegation of torture of the nine men to hold perpetrators to account and guarantee their access to free medical care.

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Sudan: Seven human rights defenders and activists arrested, detained, and allegedly tortured by the SAF Military Intelligence Unit in the Blue Nile Region

ACJPS condemns the continued targeting of human rights defenders for their work in Sudan. ACJPS has documented several incidents where seven (07) human rights defenders/activists were arbitrarily arrested detained and allegedly tortured by the SAF Military Intelligence (MI) Unit in Blue Nile region. We urge the Sudanese Army to desist from the repression of human rights defenders and allow them to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and association as guaranteed under Sudan's Constitution and international treaties ratified by Sudan.

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قوات الدعم السريع والميليشيات المتحالفة معها متهمة بنهب المركبات، بما في ذلك تلك التي تحمل مساعدات إنسانية

ظلّت أعمال النهب تواصل انتشارها لأشهر عدة في ظل انهيار القانون والنظام في السودان، حيث لا يوجد أي مركز للشرطة يعمل في جميع أنحاء البلاد مما يجعل من المستحيل على الضحايا الإبلاغ عن حالات سرقة الممتلكات. وتتهم الأطراف المتحاربة بممارسة انتهاك حقوق الملكية للمواطنين السودانيين. ويوثق المركز الأفريقي لدراسات العدالة والسلام في هذا التقرير، الحادثة التي شاركت فيها قوات الدعم السريع والميليشيات المتحالفة معها في نهب 35 مركبة، بما في ذلك تلك التي تنقل المساعدات الإنسانية إلى المواطنين السودانيين.

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السودان: مقتل 22 مدنيا جراء غارات جوية للجيش السوداني في مدينة نيالا

لا تزال مأساة الحرب الدائرة تستشري وتتفشى في مدينة نيالا، جنوب دارفور مع تصاعد وتيرة الصراع بين الطرفين المتحاربين. وقد أسفرت الهجمات الأخيرة التي شنها الجيش السوداني عن مقتل ما يقرب من 30 مدنيا، من بينهم أطفال واصابة 22 آخرين بجروح علاوة على الدمار الهائل الذي لحق بالممتلكات.

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ORAL STATEMENT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

Our organisations continue to express deep concerns about gross human rights violations that are being perpetrated against civilians in Sudan by the Sudanese Armed Forces, Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and armed militia groups.

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A Joint letter from Sudanese civil society organizations on the human rights situation in Sudan, September 2023

We, the undersigned Sudanese civil society organizations, call for the ACHPR to support to adopt a resolution on Sudan setting up an international commission of inquiry into all violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws and related crimes committed in Sudan since 15 April 2023.

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Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR)

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), writes to the Commission to express our concerns and urge you to address the ongoing violations of human rights in Sudan marked by continued impunity. 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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جنوب دارفور: نداء عاجل إلى السلطات بالتحقيق في مقتل 10 نشطاء سياسيين ورجال أعمال في مدينة نيالا

يدين المركز الأفريقي لدراسات العدالة والسلام بشدة استمرار استهداف المدنيين من قبل الأطراف المتحاربة والميليشيات المتحالفة معها في السودان. وقد وثق المركز الحوادث التي استهدفت المدنيين وقتل فيها عشرة ناشطين سياسيين ورجال أعمال على أيدي مسلحين مجهولين في مدينة نيالا، جنوب دارفور، منذ أن أعلنت قوات الدعم السريع شبه العسكرية الاستيلاء على المدينة. ويناشد المركز كل من القوات المسلحة السودانية وقوات الدعم السريع والميليشيات التابعة لها على الكف عن القتل العشوائي للمدنيين. كما ندعو الأطراف المتحاربة والميليشيات التابعة لها إلى احترام حق المواطنين في الحياة والممتلكات على النحو المنصوص عليه في الوثيقة الدستورية، والمعاهدات الإقليمية والدولية التي يعتبر السودان طرفا فيها. كما يجب أن تضمن وصول المساعدات الإنسانية بشكل كامل إلى جميع أنحاء دارفور وغيرها من أنحاء البلاد.

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آخر مستجدات الحرب في السودان: الإفراج عن 47 معتقلا واحتجاز المئات

تلقى المركز الأفريقي لدراسات العدالة والسلام معلومات موثوقة تشير إلى الإفراج عن 47 محتجزا لدى قوات الدعم السريع شبه العسكرية، بينما فرّ آخرون. والجدير بالذكر أن من بين المعتقلين الذين تم الإفراج عنهم 16 امرأة. وشهد بعض الضحايا للمجلس بأنهم تعرضوا للتعذيب أثناء احتجازهم وتم ضربهم بخراطيم المياه والعصي، وأجبروا على الوقوف تحت أشعة الشمس لعدة ساعات إضافة الى السباب بالفاظ نابية والتهديد بالاعتداء الجنسي، وأنه تم احتجازهم في مرافق متهالكة تفتقر الى التهوية والمراحيض، كما تم حرمانهم من الطعام إلى جانب العديد من أشكال التعذيب الأخرى وسوء المعاملة.

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Hassan Shire (Chair)

Chairman

Hassan Shire was the founder and co-director of Dr. Ismail Jumale Human Rights Centre and Chairperson of Peace and Human Rights Network in Mogadishu, before he was forced to flee his native Somalia.

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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

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

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African Court on Human and People’s Rights

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

01/06/2023

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

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Arab Committee for Human Rights

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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

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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

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REDRESS

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SOS- Torture network (OMCT)

SOS- Torture network (OMCT)

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SOS- Torture network (OMCT)

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PAX for Peace

PAX for Peace

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DefendDefenders

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Borderline Europe

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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)
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