US Congress

Wednesday, July 29, 2009- Chairman Berman’s opening remarks at hearing, “New Challenges for International Peacekeeping Operations”

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

This morning we are quite privileged to be joined by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Susan Rice, as well as a distinguished private panel that will follow her testimony and question period.

I want to begin on a different point by thanking Ambassador Rice for her efforts to rebuild the UN human rights mechanism, which has been badly compromised by a pathological focus on Israel, and tarnished…

Shays Works for Ending Violence in Darfur

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

For Immediate Release
September 26, 2006

Shays Works for Ending Violence in Darfur

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT) this week took steps to help improve the security situation in Darfur, voting for three separate pieces of legislation to address the situation in the Sudan.

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, Shays visited Darfur in August with Save the Children to observe the humanitarian situation and…

America: Helping the Poor of Sudan

Monday, June 12th, 2006

U . S . D E P A R T M E N T  O F  S T A T E

B U R E A U  O F  P U B L I C  A F F A I R S

W W W . S T A T E . G O V

12 June 2006

Sudan is one of the highest foreign policy priorities for President Bush and his administration. We…

Darfur Peace & Accountability Act of 2005

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Official Title: A bill to promote peace and accountability in Sudan, and for other purposes.
Status: Passed Senate
This bill has been passed in the Senate. The bill now goes on to be voted on in the House.
Introduced: Jul 21, 2005
Last Action: Nov 18, 2005: Held at the desk.<b>

The following summary is provided by the Congressional Research Service, which is a government entity that serves Congress and is run by the Library

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…

Darfur Genocide Accountability Act of 2005

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

109th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1424

To impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 17, 2005

Mr. PAYNE (for himself, Mr. TANCREDO, Mr. MEEKS of New York, Ms. LEE, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. PITTS, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, and Mr. RUSH) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations

A BILL
To impose…

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…