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South Sudan: Obama Should Support Arms Embargo

29 Groups Urge US to Press for UN Action Juba, (January 8, 2015) – US President Barack Obama should call for and support a comprehensive United Nations arms embargo on the parties to South Sudan’s brutal conflict,…

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Amnesty, GW, HRW, FIDH
Posted:
08 Jan 2015

South Sudan

More than 30 organizations call for immediate arms embargo

Petition

More than 30 South Sudanese and international organizations have signed a petition that will be delivered to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today, calling for an immediate, comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan. The petition argues…

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Amnesty, GW, Cordaid, HRW, Save the Children
Posted:
04 Sep 2014
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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s elections: intimidation, vote-rigging and diamonds

Global Witness has grave concerns about Zimbabwe’s elections, scheduled to take place on July 31st. The elections, which should mark Zimbabwe’s transition to a more free and fair democracy, look instead to bear the hallmarks of…

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News and Press Release
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GW
Posted:
26 Jul 2013
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Thousands ‘choose peace’ on anniversary of South Sudanese independence

Warring parties urged to pull back from the brink as UN resolution deadline looms Citizens from South Sudan and Sudan have today been joined by human rights activists, civil society organisations and faith leaders from around the…

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News and Press Release
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Aegis, Caritas, Cordaid, Enough Project, FIDH, GW, HART, MU, NRC, RI, RSF, Saferworld
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09 Jul 2012
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Zimbabwe

Diamonds: A Good Deal for Zimbabwe?

Diamonds: A good deal for Zimbabwe? reveals that several directors of one of the largest mining companies operating in Zimbabwe’s controversial Marange diamond fields are drawn from the Zimbabwean military and police, and highlights the risk…

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Analysis
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GW
Posted:
16 Feb 2012
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Global Witness leaves Kimberley Process, calls for diamond trade to be held accountable

Read a message from Global Witness Founding Director, Charmian Gooch Global Witness today announced that it has left the Kimberley Process, the international certification scheme established to stop the trade in blood diamonds. The Kimberley Process’s refusal to…

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News and Press Release
Source:
GW
Posted:
05 Dec 2011

South Sudan

Oil transparency critical to future success of South Sudan

The new state of South Sudan must guarantee transparency and accountability in its oil sector in order to demonstrate its commitments to sustainable development and combating corruption, said Global Witness today. The call comes on the…

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News and Press Release
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GW
Posted:
11 Jul 2011

Zimbabwe

Civil society expresses vote of no confidence in conflict diamond scheme

Activist organisations today expressed a vote of no confidence in the Kimberley Process, and walked out of the scheme’s meeting in Kinshasa, in protest at its failure to address human rights abuses associated with the diamond…

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News and Press Release
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GW
Posted:
11 Jul 2011

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