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CPI Documents

Public Letter to President Kiir Concerning Child Abduction in Southern Sudan

On August 20th, 2009, this letter was sent to President Salva Kiir, urging the Government of Southern Sudan to strengthen the language of the Child Act and ensure that all children are registered in Southern Sudan.

Child Abduction in Southern Sudan: The Need for Birth Registration

This memo was prepared by CPI for the meeting on June 21st, 2009 with Dr. Sima Samar, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Sudan. It provides a detailed background of child abductions in Southern Sudan and important actors that are working on child protection issues on the ground.

Child Abductions: Sudan's overlooked human rights violation

This brief was presented to government officials to explain the Yar and Ajak case and advocate for action to be taken both by the US Government and the international community to end child abduction in Southern Sudan.

Evaluation of CPI Proposed Tactic: Child Registration in South Sudan

This evaluation provides detailed information and analysis of child registration in South Sudan.

CPI Brochure

International Human Rights Treaties

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

The Convention on the Rights of the Child ensures the protection of rights for all children, rights that must be upheld by all states who have ratified the treaty. Sudan ratified the CRC on July 24, 1990. For more information about Sudan's violations of the CRC with regards to child abductions please see the Child Protection - Its a Human Right section of this website.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Sudan Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Situation of Human Rights In Sudan - 2009

This report published by the Human Rights Council gives a recent account of human rights violations occurring in Sudan and recommendations for future actions.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Sudan - September 18, 2008

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Sudan - September 2, 2008

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Sudan - March 2008

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Sudan - September 2007

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Sudan - December 2006

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Sudan - September 2006

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Sudan - January 2006

United Nations Security Council Reports on Sudan

Security Council Report on Sudan - February 2009

Security Council Report on Sudan - August 2007

Security Council Report on Sudan - September 2006

Security Council Report on Sudan - June 2006

Security Council Report on Sudan - March 2006

Report of the Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflict in Sudan - August 2006

Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict: Conclusions on parties in the armed conflict in Sudan - 2006

Written by the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, this report provides detailed information about the harm inflicted upon children during armed conflict, including child abductions.


NGO Reports

No One to Intervene

This 15-page report highlights a recent surge in ethnic violence and the failure of the government of Southern Sudan and the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) to protect civilians. In March and April 2009, armed civilians from the Lou Nuer and Murle ethnic groups in Southern Sudan's Jonglei state killed an estimated 1,000 men, women, and children, and abducted about 150 women and children in vicious attacks and counter-attacks. Government officials knew the conflict was brewing but did not take steps to prevent it or protect civilians, nor did the UN mission address the impending violence, said Human Rights Watch.

There is No Protection: Insecurity and Human Rights in Southern Sudan - Human Rights Watch 2009

This 44 page report documents the most pressing human rights challenges facing the SPLM-led Government of Southern Sudan. The problems include an inability to protect civilians effectively from armed attacks and violence, a failure to address abuses by security forces, and a weak justice system. The report also outlines national legal reforms urgently needed to permit free and fair elections, currently scheduled for mid 2009.

Baseline Situational Assessment of Birth Registration in Sudan - Plan Sudan

Afrocenter Group 2005 - Assessment for Plan Intl on Birth Registration in Sudan. Includes a sample of Sudanese birth certificate.

The 'Rights' Start to Life - UNICEF

A statistical analysis of birth registration by UNICEF.

Universal Birth Registration - A Universal Responsibility - Plan Intl.

This report outlines the importance of birth registration, what it is and how to achieve it.

Save the Children Southern Sudan Brief

Child Protection Information Sheet - UNICEF

Small Arms Survey Reports

Gauging Fear and Insecurity: Perspectives on Armed Violence in Eastern Equatoria and Turkana North

This report by the Small Arms Survey provides a background of disarmament campaigns in Southern Sudan and their effects on tribal relations and conflict.

Neither 'joint' nor 'integrated'

This report by the Small Arms Survey details the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the issue of Joint Integrated Units.

Shots in the Dark: The 2008 South Sudan Civilian Disarmament Campaign

The White Army: An Introduction and Overview

Important Links

UN Sudan Information Gateway

The Human Rights Program - University of Minnesota