REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN SOUTH KORDUFAN AND BLUE NILE STATES OF SUDAN JANUARY-JUNE 2016

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REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN SOUTH KORDUFAN AND BLUE NILE STATES OF SUDAN JANUARY-JUNE 2016

Executive Summary

 

Since June 2011 to present time South Kordufan/ Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile states of Sudan have been experiencing a deadly conflict. This resulted in many atrocities and different human rights violations occurred. The Government of Sudan (GoS) had declared the state of emergency in the two states. Later the GoS formed the Rapid Support Forces as recycle of Janjaweed. The GoS equipped the RSF with more destructive equipment and enlarged their field of work to include the two states in addition to Darfur.

The aim of this report is to bring to light the human rights violation and abuses taking place in SK and BN states/ government territory of Sudan and the situation of internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the two states. The information included in this report was gathered by trained monitors and compiled by trained staff. The report does not cover all incidents that occurred due to many challenges and limitations.

The violations and abuses included in this report are; torture and arbitrary arrest which were mainly carried out by Military Intelligence and National Intelligence (MI) and security Services (NISS) in conflict areas. This intensified because of the emergency status which gave the military forces the right to arrest civilians. The extrajudicial killing, mostly conducted by military and their allied militias/ Rapid Support Force. The sexual violence mainly committed by Rapid Support Force (RSF) against underage girls whereby police could not carry out investigations and no reaction from authorities. The other violations included death under torture, the government not protecting civilians and targeting of IDPs particularly students and Christians. The report gives recommendations calling on both parties at war to consider and respect the international human rights laws, calling upon regional and international bodies to compel the Government of Sudan (GoS) to respect the international human rights and humanitarian laws.

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