Sanctions for South Sudan?

So it looks as if Russia and Angola have blocked new sanctions against leaders of South Sudan‘s opposing factions. Once again there are diverging opinions on the best course of action among campaigners and academics. The Enough Project, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have written to the UN Security Council demanding action. Here’s what John Prendergast, … More Sanctions for South Sudan?

Moral Imperatives and an Ethical Analysis of Darfur II

Been thinking more about the motivations behind Darfur activists’ interest in Sudan, their ethical frameworks and moral reasoning following on from a previous post I wrote on Ben Wallace-Wells Darfuristan piece. It was prompted by Bec Hamilton’s invitation to comment, in which she took exception to Wallace-Wells interpretation of the peace v justice debate, which came … More Moral Imperatives and an Ethical Analysis of Darfur II

Angelina Jolie and the Need for Evidence-Based Advocacy

Angelina Jolie uses the occasion of Human Rights Day and Barack Obama’s Nobel prize to remind us that Darfur is still far from resolved, despite being largely forgotten. In a Newsweek piece she argues that there is much work to be done. So far so good. But once again she characterises the conflict in stark … More Angelina Jolie and the Need for Evidence-Based Advocacy