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Oette, Lutz (2018) 'Power, conflict and human rights in Sudan.' In: Oette, Lutz and Babiker, Mohamed Abdelsalam, (eds.), Constitution-Making and Human Rights in the Sudans. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 15-40. (Routledge Research in Constitutional Law)

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the burgeoning literature on Sudanese history, politics and the economy, as well as a substantial body of human rights reports and cases. It examines both structural and ideational factors that have contributed to a legacy of human rights violations and weak rule of law. Sudan’s dismal human rights record, particularly since 1989, and its role in a series of armed conflicts is common knowledge, as a result of decades of monitoring, documentation and litigation. South Sudan has, notwithstanding some marked differences, inherited a number of Sudan’s problems, exacerbated by decades of conflict and neglect. The African Union High Level Panel on Darfur aptly described what is ­happening in that region as ‘Sudan’s crisis in Darfur’. As highlighted in a number of studies and by various actors, Sudan’s society is marked by a considerable focus on status-based factors such as race, ethnicity, religion and gender.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISBN: 9781138652613
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315624075
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 09:45
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/30347
Related URLs: https://www.rou ... k/9781138652613

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