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14 July 2010 Security Update

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

14 July 2010 – In North Darfur, yesterday, Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) clashed with Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) fighters near the Adola Mountains and near Kuma, 110 km southwest and 80 km northwest of Um Kadada, respectively. The number of possible casualties has yet to be determined.

UNAMID is also currently investigating reports of similar fighting in Daba Tago, 20 km west of Mellit, North Darfur.

Meanwhile, UNAMID continues to face…

Darfur: ICC Charges Sudanese President With Genocide

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, adding genocide to the list of charges for crimes he has allegedly committed in the war-ravaged Darfur region.

The Court’s pre-trial chamber said that there are reasonable grounds to believe Mr. al-Bashir is responsible for three counts of genocide against the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups, including genocide by killing; genocide by causing…

July 2010 Security Update

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

After assessing security reports for the past month, UNAMID estimates the number of fatalities due to armed conflict and criminality in Darfur in June to be at 221. The majority of these deaths, nearly 140, are believed to be due to inter-tribal fighting between the Rizeigat and Misseriya. However, no such fighting has been reported after the two tribes signed a peace accord on 28 June.

Meanwhile, the security situation in…

Final Communiqué from JSR Retreat for the Special Envoys to the Sudan

Monday, July 5th, 2010

1. On 5 July 2010, the African Union – United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur and Head of the African Union ‐ United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), Professor Ibrahim Gambari, convened a Retreat with Special Envoys and representatives of Member States and United Nations partners. Present at the Retreat were the Special Envoys for Sudan of China, Russia, Austria, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, the European…

Two rival Darfur tribes sign reconciliation agreement

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

29 June 2010 – Two Darfur tribes, the Misseriya and Rezeigat Nouaiba, yesterday signed a reconciliation agreement in Zalingei, West Darfur. The ceremony, held at the local University, was attended by the Wali (Governor) of West Darfur, officials from the Sudanese Judicial and Legislative Council, senior military and police officials and members of the Native Authority, as well as officials from UNAMID.

Since the conflict began in early March between the…

Genocide prevention and the UN: The potential of the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General

Friday, July 1st, 2005

Human Rights Tribune des droits humains
Volume 11, N آ؛ 2
By: Erik Friberg

At [UN] Headquarters there was not sufficient focus or institutional resources for early warning and risk analysis.†– Independent Inquiry into the action of the UN during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.[1]

Introduction

The UN is currently not organized in such that the substantial and substantive information gathered through the various mechanisms of the UN human rights machinery in Geneva is…

Human Rights Tribune des droits humains

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Volume 11, N ?? 2

Genocide prevention and the UN:

The potential of the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General

By: Erik Friberg

“At [UN] Headquarters there was not sufficient focus or institutional resources for early warning and risk analysis.†– Independent Inquiry into the action of the UN during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.[1]

Introduction

The UN is currently not organized in such that the substantial and substantive information gathered through the various…

UN Security Council: ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1593

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Security Council
5158th Meeting (Night)

SECURITY COUNCIL REFERS SITUATION IN DARFUR, SUDAN, TO PROSECUTOR OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Resolution 1593 (2005) Adopted by Vote of 11 in Favour
To None Against, with 4 Abstentions (Algeria, Brazil, China, United States)

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Security Council decided this evening to refer the situation prevailing in Darfur since 1 July 2002 to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Adopting resolution 1593…

UN Security Council: Resolution 1591

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Resolution 1591 (2005)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 5153rd meeting, on 29 March 2005

The Security Council,
Recalling its resolutions 1547 (2004) of 11 June 2004, 1556 (2004) of 30 July 2004, 1564 (2004) of 18 September 2004, 1574 (2004) of 19 November 2004, 1585
(2005) of 10 March 2005, 1588 (2005) of 17 March 2005, and 1590 of 24 March 2005, and statements of its President concerning Sudan,
Reaffirming its commitment to…

United States Assistance for Sudanese Refugees in Chad

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

Press Statement
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC

The United States is pleased to announce a contribution of $17.85 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to continue to provide assistance and protection for over 200,000 Sudanese who have sought refuge in Chad as a result of the continuing conflict and deprivation in Darfur. The United States has provided nearly $100 million towards appeals from UNHCR, the World…