Tuesday, August 9, will mark one month since South Sudan’s official independence and international recognition as Africa’s 54th state. As the new nation begins to form its policies on development issues, its leadership and citizenry must successfully overcome several obstacles. If the fledgling nation is to surmount its history of protracted violence and denial of civilians’ most basic rights, the development of South Sudan must be a constructive and inclusive process.
Six months after nearly 99% of South Sudanese voted to secede from Sudan, and mere days before South Sudan officially gains independence on July 9, border disputes threaten to spiral into yet another civil war.
Last Thursday marked the end of General Gration's first 12 months as US Special Envoy to Sudan - an event that closely followed the one year anniversary of the Government of Sudan's expulsion of humanitarian organizations in March 2009...
To the more than 2,200 of you who have urged your Senators to protect women's rights and women's health by Ratifying CEDAW: Thank You! We are more than halfway through the 10,000 in 10 Campaign, and really need your help to reach our goal of 10,000 signatures to support CEDAW.
Physicians for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran sent a letter to Iranian authorities on November 25 to ask for a full, transparent and independent investigation into the suspicious death of Dr. Ramin Pourandarjani, a physician who had examined prisoners wounded and killed during the 2009 Iranian election protests.