There May Be Hope For Sudan

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts, Conventional Weapons

Author John Siebert Published by the Waterloo Region Record An alarm is being raised that Sudan may be on the brink of returning to full scale war. At least two triggers for instability and a return to violent confrontation are coming into view – the first nationwide elections since 1986 are to take place in April, and a referendum on …

Balancing Security and Politics in Darfur

Tasneem Jamal

Author Emily Alexander The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2007 Volume 28 Issue 4 In October 2007 Emily Schroeder married and assumed the name Emily Alexander. The international community has acted to substantially improve the political and security situation in Darfur. United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1769 (2007a), passed in July 2007, mandated a new hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping force for Darfur. …

Hybrid AU-UN Operation in Darfur: Precedents, Progress and Challenges

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 07-3 Author Emily Schroeder There has been significant movement by the international community to substantially improve the political and security situation in Darfur. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1769, passed in July 2007, mandated a new hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping force for Darfur. This new UN-AU force could set important precedents on practical application of the doctrine of the …

Darfur and the Responsibility to Protect

John Siebert

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2006 Volume 27 Issue 4 A parliamentary debate on 3 October 2006 on the situation in Sudan illuminated the difficulties in implementing the international community’s growing commitment to protect vulnerable people in Darfur. It also revealed the challenge for Canada and other UN member states that are advancing the “responsibility to protect” as a …

Darfur and the Responsibility to Protect

Tasneem Jamal

Letter from Project Ploughshares to members of Parliament. 2 October 2006 To Members of Parliament: As you prepare for a debate on Darfur, Sudan, in Ottawa on 3 October 2006, the importance of the international community’s increasing commitment to the responsibility to protect vulnerable populations should guide your deliberations. Project Ploughshares joins with others in Canada and around the world …

Crisis in Darfur: Canada, other UN members must move to protect civilians

John Siebert

Author John Siebert Published by The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario) The parliamentary debate of Oct. 3, regarding the crisis in Sudan, illuminated the difficulties in implementing the international community’s growing commitment to protect vulnerable people in Darfur. It also revealed the challenge for Canada and other members of the United Nations which are advancing the “responsibility-to-protect” approach as a recognized legal …

Interfaith Group on Darfur

Tasneem Jamal

Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (French version) June 29, 2006 The Right Hon. Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario Email: Harper.S@parl.gc.ca Dear Prime Minister, On January 16, 2006 representatives of various faith groups in Canada addressed a letter to your predecessor and leaders of the opposition parties on the continuing tragedy in Darfur, Sudan. …

Statement on Darfur

Tasneem Jamal

Adopted by the board of Project Ploughshares, April 29, 2006 1. The Question of Responsibility The violations against the people in Darfur over the last three years have been truly extreme. Over two million people have been displaced and at least 200,000 have been killed. Countless homes and villages have been plundered and burned and thousands of women have been …

Faith Leaders Urge Prime Minister to Push for Peace in Darfur

Tasneem Jamal

Faith leaders letter to the Prime Minister on Darfur January 16, 2006 The Right Honourable Paul Martin Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario Fax: 613-941-6900 Email: Martin.P@parl.gc.ca Dear Prime Minister, As representatives of various faith traditions in Canada, we commend the Government of Canada for the significant contributions made to support humanitarian and relief efforts in Darfur, …