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South Sudan lawmakers pass controversial security bill
October 9, 2014
Lawmakers in South Sudan on Wednesday passed a controversial bill that gives security forces the right to arrest suspected criminals without a warrant. The bill was passed into law in its fourth reading after a three-hour debate. The leader of the minority Sudan People's Liberation Movement-Democrat....... [more]

ICC asks Saudi Arabia to arrest al-Bashir in Mecca
October 6, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an order last week asking authorities in Saudi Arabia to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir while he is on pilgrimage in Mecca currently. The order came in response to an urgent request from the ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Wednesday ask....... [more]

US calls for consultation of controversial South Sudan legislation
October 5, 2014
The United States on Saturday urged the South Sudan government to participate in a consultation process throughout the phases of government relating to drafting legislation, regulations, and controlling the national security service. It is reported that the current drafting of a controversial natio....... [more]

The Tales of Two Transitional Constitutions
September 16, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Stoyan Panov of the University of Birmingham Law School compares and contrasts executive powers under the transitional constitutions of South Sudan and Somalia ...The veto power of the executive over legislation creates certain political and legal tensions in newly independent....... [more]

UN: Responsibility to protect becoming increasingly urgent
September 8, 2014
The UN General Assembly on Monday met to discuss "the responsibility to protect" adopted by world leaders in 2005, with UN officials stressing the urgency of this responsibility as crises rage around the world. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the assembly, saying that the world now faces a....... [more]

Rights groups call for South Sudan arms embargo
September 4, 2014
A group of East African and South Sudanese rights group submitted a petition Wednesday to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) calling for an immediate comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan. IGAD, which is made up of eight East African nations including Kenya, Ethiopia and Ugand....... [more]

UN peace chief briefs Security Council on developing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
August 6, 2014
In a briefing before the UN Security Council, Assistant Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet discussed the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, describing it as a "man-made crisis," putting South Sudan on the "brink of a humanitarian catastrophe and a protracted inte....... [more]

UN: human rights abuses against children continuing with impunity
July 3, 2014
According to a report issued by the UN on Tuesday, children continued to be victims of violence and military recruitment in 23 conflict zones around the world in 2013. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui condemned the abuses, particularly t....... [more]

BNP Paribas to pay almost $9 billion in US penalties
July 2, 2014
BNP Paribas (BNPP) pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal charges of violating US sanctions and will pay a penalty of almost $9 billion. The French bank has been under investigation for violating US money laundering laws by helping clients from Iran, Sudan and Cuba dodge US economic sanctions. The wor....... [more]

ICC prosecutor urges UN action in Darfur
June 18, 2014
Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action to end the conflict in Darfur and bring perpetrators to justice. Bensouda noted that it has been nearly 10 years since the UNSC referred the situation in Darfur....... [more]

UN urges investigation into human rights violations in South Sudan
May 9, 2014
Both sides in the South Sudan conflict are committing gross human rights violations, according to a UN report released Thursday. The UN Mission in South Sudan's (UNMISS) issued the report after compiling evidence from interviews with more than 900 civilians who were victims of and witnesses to viole....... [more]




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