The executive directors of eight leading human rights organizations sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon calling on him to make justice for victims and accountability for perpetrators of crimes in Darfur a top priority.
Accountability for perpetrators and reparations for victims in Sudan's Darfur region are critical components missing from UN.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) welcomes, with reservation, the unanimous passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1769 which authorizes the deployment of a joint African Union-United Nations force (UNAMID) of 26,000 for Darfur.
Physicians for Human Rights represents the voices of health professionals across the United States, but also those Sudanese doctors, nurses, and social workers on the front lines of the crisis in Darfur itself.
A speech by Susannah Sirkin, given at the rally for Darfur in Boston on the global day for Darfur, April 29, 2007.