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.
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.
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.
This evaluation provides detailed information and analysis of child registration in South Sudan.
International Human Rights Treaties
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
This report published by the Human Rights Council gives a recent account of human rights violations occurring in Sudan and recommendations for future actions.
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.
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.
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.
Afrocenter Group 2005 - Assessment for Plan Intl on Birth Registration in Sudan. Includes a sample of Sudanese birth certificate.
A statistical analysis of birth registration by UNICEF.
This report outlines the importance of birth registration, what it is and how to achieve it.
Small Arms Survey Reports
This report by the Small Arms Survey provides a background of disarmament campaigns in Southern Sudan and their effects on tribal relations and conflict.
This report by the Small Arms Survey details the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the issue of Joint Integrated Units.