The report finds the new waves of violence since 2020 include killings, the use of rape and sexual violence, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, the use of child soldiers, and attacks on internally displaced person camps, among others. These crimes have all hallmarks of atrocity crimes and embody early warning signs of potential further atrocities.
The report was largely compiled before the latest outbreak of fighting between the two military factions. Members of the All-Party Group strongly condemn this fighting and call for the temporary ceasefire to be sustained. They are deeply concerned that this escalation of violence will worsen the dire humanitarian situation already faced by millions of people in Sudan.
The current situation in Sudan is born out of the failed responses to the atrocities in Darfur over the last 20 years. It is extremely important This is something we should remember every time we dare to think that we can neglect the issue of justice. When you neglect places affected by endemic violence you fail to see the harbingers, such as the half a million additional people displaced in the first six months of last year alone by the continuing conflict in Darfur – and some of whom end up as refugees in small boats. Conflict carries huge consequences.