Human Rights and Democracy 2014-15


This is one of 27 human rights priority countries included in the latest annual FCO Human Rights Report. Updates are published on the GOV.UK website every six months to highlight key human rights events in these countries, and to report on actions that the UK has taken.

Comments on the main report or updates can be made below. They will be monitored and moderated by staff at the Human Rights and Democracy Department at the FCO who will also try and answer as many questions as possible.

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6 comments on “Sudan

  1. Hassan Salih says:

    I personally agree what have been reported , that situation of human rights in Sudan and specifically region of Darfur is still deteriorating and even more worse than ever 5 years ago , and as I am from Darfur and on ground there is systematically killing of innocent civilians by the government troops and its allies in various areas in Darfur the violation includes systematical kill ,rape ,looting , burning villages especially in Jebel Marra area ( North,west ,east,south) parts of mountain and still continuing

  2. Ahmed Abdel Rahman says:

    Att: Editor
    Fco Human Rights and Democracy Report 2014-15

    Dear Sir,
    Thank you very much for your Human rights and Democracy report 2014-15 . My focal point is Sudan is a country of concern.
    The report has covered almost all the areas of concern from elections, freedom of expression and assembly, access to justice and the rule of law to the rigorous penalties such as death and torture. However, I am very keen to know the exact UK policy towards Khartoum government.
    This government accused of genocide, crimes of war, crimes of humanity and still the accused are at large but they are they players in Sudan. Penal Act and National Intelligence and Security Services Act were tailored to suit the criminals and provide a wide range of impunity.. !! I wonder why the UK the former Sudan colonial state and the group of “troika) did not put pressure on the government to improve democracy, rule of law and maintain human rights.
    UK has a lot to do .. UK can introduce the policy of offering a combination of rewards and punishment ” a Carrot and Stick” . The non-man elections could be halted and a rapid transitional interim – government can be formed with a wider executives powers for a period of at least 5 years.
    The interim government shall grant the freedom of expression and assembly, freedom of religion and belief and assures that corruption is minimized .
    As an independent legal human rights observer to monitor, report any unlawful or improper behaviour, I could say frankly that the Human Rights and Democracy situation in Sudan is very much deteriorating and horrifying in the three areas, Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.


    Ahmed Abdel Rahman
    An independent legal human rights observer

    1. FCO Human Rights says:

      For information on our engagement and policies towards Sudan please see our UK and Sudan webpage ( The UK does put pressure on the Government of Sudan to improve Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law. We regularly raise our concerns and the need to address these issues both bilaterally and through multilateral fora such as the UN Human Rights Council. You also raise specific concerns about the ongoing situations in Darfur, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile. This was the focus of a recent statement ministerial statement about Sudan issued by Baroness Anelay on 13 February (see

  3. Maissa khaleel says:

    Sudanese girls always faces physical,verbal and psychological violence also discrimination
    either at home,school ,street or work.
    This has to end Messes we r human beings and have the right to be treated like human .
    Thanks a lot.

  4. Doug Reeler says:


    The report is appreciated. Yet we hear that the British Government is involved in training the Sudanese army, the very people who are committing atrocities. See

    Sudanese refugee accuses UK of complicity in human rights abuses

    Are you able to justify this?

    1. FCO Human Rights says:

      The UK does not provide any training, education or assistance that could improve SAF’s combat skills or its capability to prosecute lethal operations. Engagement activities are carefully selected. All interventions take place on a case-by-case basis and only where there is demonstrable benefit to HMG objectives in Sudan.