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SHRO-Cairo Highly Appreciates UN Humanitarian Concerns in DarFur

SHRO-Cairo
Press release
April 8, 2004

? SHRO-Cairo Highly Appreciates UN Humanitarian Concerns in the Region of DarFur

? Urgent Call on The Sudan Government to Take Immediate National Steps to Insure Sudan’s Permanent Peace and National Integrity

The Sudan Human Rights Organization Cairo Office highly appreciates United Nations Secretary General Kofi Anan strong call to halt ethnic cleansing in DarFur and to provide full access to humanitarian workers and human rights experts "to administer aid to the victims."

The Organization takes this opportunity to urge the president, his security managers and ruling party, to live up to the political and executive responsibilities conferred upon them to:

(1) collect all state energies to insure immediate humanitarian aid to the victimized people of DarFur, whether across the border to Chad or in the Zagawa, Fur, and Massaelit government/janjaweed terrorized areas, as well as the other assaulted Sudanese African populations;

(2) collaborate closely with United Nations treaty-body agencies and expertise to which Sudan is obligated by international law, as well as Sudanese or non-Sudanese human rights organizations, to insure free access to all devastated areas to help the victimized populations, right in their own homes, villages, and farms or across the border with neighboring States;

(3) set-up fact finding committees to conduct thorough judicial investigation in collaboration with the Sudan Judiciary and the United Nations Human Rights Commission to undertake full investigation in accordance with the best of Sudan laws and international human rights norms of all crimes committed by government officials, especially administrative and army commanders and the air force fighters, as well as involved members of the government-supported janjaweed militias;

(4) collaborate closely with the democratic opposition and civil society groups to convene a national conference to discuss and to decide upon the state of affairs of the Homeland; and

(5) carry out non-elusive peace negotiations with the democratic opposition in Naivasha, including immediate inclusion of the NDA negotiating committee as approved by the Jeddah Agreement to make of the peace agreements far-reaching nationally-recognized democratic agenda.

The Organization reiterates its firm position that the dignity, well-being, public freedoms, human rights, and the all-Sudanese equalitarian sovereignty stand high above all authority individualistic or partisan considerations.

Sudan’s Crisis has been largely developed by abuses of authority. It is, therefore, expedient for the Sudan Government ruling individuals or power structures to act in accordance with the best of Sudan laws and international human rights obligation to remove the increasing possibilities of subjecting Sudan to punitive international intervention:

More than any single governance body might possibly do, the People of Sudan with all their parties, civil society groups, and armed forces are fully competent, as ever been, to put a final end to single-candidate in-competency, single-party non-democratic rule, and all government anti-peace policies, as the main causes of repeated Security Council intervention in the country via state security managers’ abusive invitations.