UN HRC: Joint NGO Letter on Human Right Situation in Sudan

A joint NGO letter to the UN Human Rights Council to recognize and respond to the gravity of the human rights situation in Sudan, and to ensure that it addresses the serious and widespread violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the country under the Council’s agenda item 4 during its upcoming 27th session.

NGO Letter HRC27 — Sudan Letter —

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Human Rights Defender of the month: Kasale Maleton Mwaana

Kasale’s human rights activism precedes his years. The son of pastoralist parents from Ngorongoro district in northern Tanzania, he grew up seeing his parents and entire community having to defend their land and way of life against authorities who thought their lands could be put to better use. Now, at 25, Kasale is already one of the most recognizable advocates of his people’s cause, much to the ire of Tanzanian authorities.
“Our people’s struggle goes back many generations. It started with the pushing out of our forefathers from Serengeti to gazette Serengeti National Park in 1959, and then further evictions from the Ngorongoro crater to gazette the Ngorongoro conservation area in 1975. Since then, every generation has had to resist further evictions. It’s now my generation’s turn,” he says.

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