The hybrid peacekeeping force for Darfur is being set up to fail, a group of 35 nongovernmental organizations warned in a report released December 20, 2007.
PHR Urges UN Human Rights Council to Preserve the Mandates of Darfur Expert Group and Special Rapporteur for Sudan
PHR and other NGOS called on the UN Human Rights Council to preserve the mandates of both the Darfur Expert Group and the Special Rapporteur for Sudan, recently expired.
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.