DPDO Selected Reports

Rethinking Darfur by Marc Gustafson

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
Rethinking Darfur
by Marc Gustafson
Marc Gustafson is a Marshall Scholar and doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford. He is currently writing his dissertation on political trends in Sudan.
The war in Darfur has been devastating to the Darfuri people, and its aftermath has been a tragic story of suffering, displacement and sorrow. At the same time, the war has become one of the most misunderstood conflicts in recent history. Analysts and activists have oversimplified

Sudan survivors answer your questions

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

The BBC’s Amber Henshaw has been in a camp for displaced people in north Darfur, where she put your questions to some of its residents.

Four-and-a-half years of fighting between Sudan’s government, pro-government Arab militias and rebel groups in the western Sudanese region of Darfur has driven more than 2m people from their homes.

The government denies links to the Janjaweed militia, which is accused of trying to “cleanse” black Africans from…

UN Security Council Resolution 1769 on Darfur Hybrid Force

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

UN Security Council Resolution 1769

July 31, 2007 and statements

The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous resolutions and presidential statements concerning the situation in Sudan,

Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, unity, independence and territorial integrity of Sudan, and to the cause of peace, and expressing its determination to work with the Government of Sudan, in full respect of its sovereignty, to assist in tackling the various problems in Darfur, Sudan,

Recalling the…

Sudan’s children at a crossroads: An urgent need for protection

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Source: Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict


The protection and well-being of children and youth in Sudan are at a crucial juncture. While children in the South are enjoying increased protection and access to services, those in Darfur and other areas of Sudan are enduring unspeakable acts of violence and abuse.

Humanitarian agencies in Darfur operate in an extremely volatile environment that poses significant operational challenges and threatens the security of civilians…

UN_HRC Report

Sunday, March 11th, 2007


7 March 2007

Original: ENGLISH

Fourth session
Item 2 of the provisional agenda

Report of the High-Level Mission on the situation of
human rights in Darfur pursuant to
Human Rights Council decision S-4/101


1. Mandated by Human Rights Council decision S-4/101 to assess the human rights situation in Darfur and the needs of the Sudan in this…

Six Months Since 1706: The International Failure to Protect Darfur

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Source: Africa Action, 9 March 2007

Six months ago, at the end of August 2006, the United Nations (UN) Security Council passed a critical resolution, authorizing a robust UN peacekeeping force for Darfur, western Sudan. This act was the result of years of advocacy and international political wrangling, against the backdrop of escalating violence in Darfur. The resolution expressed the will and intent of the international community to send a 22,000-strong…

The ICC “Application” Concerning International Crimes in Darfur

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Dilatory, exceedingly cautious, of little consequence, and taking minimal cognizance of the salient ethnic features of human destruction in Darfur

By Eric Reeves, 28 February 2007

As the Darfur genocide enters its fifth year, and two years after UN Security Council Resolution 1593 (March 2005) referred violations of international law in Darfur to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the ICC has finally identified two of those instrumentally responsible for ethnic slaughter

Is Khartoum Interested in Darfur Peace Talks? The Case of Suleiman Jamous

Friday, February 16th, 2007

The regime’s genocidaires are using UN personnel to imprison a man critical to
success during the impending rebel commanders’ conference.

By Eric Reeves
February 15, 2007

Although the name “Suleiman Jamous” is hardly familiar, even within the world of Darfur advocacy, he is one of the true heroes to emerge from the desperate conflict of the past four years. Jamous, chief humanitarian coordinator for the rebel movements, has done more than

Understanding Genocide in Darfur: The View from Khartoum

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Source: Eric Reeves, 26 January 2007

Why the regime remains so confident the genocidal status quo is unthreatened

January 26, 2007 – In understanding why Khartoum remains resolutely opposed to significant numbers of UN peace support personnel in Darfur, it is first of all critical to make sense of just what the National Islamic Front regime sees as it surveys the international scene. What is there, we must ask, that convinces

Janjaweed defector confesses Sudan’s atrocities in Darfur

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Source: The Times, 19 October 2007

By Martin Fletcher

LONDON–Outside the back window Bakerloo Line trains rattle past. Downstairs someone makes tea. But in the upstairs living room of a nondescript house off Lambeth Road in South London a slight, softly spoken young man tells a story of atrocities in a far-off land that is anything but mundane.

Dily, a Sudanese Janjaweed speaking to BBC Newsnight programme on Wed 17 Oct 2006