In conversation with Safa Idress and Mai Aman
This episode, in conversation with Ms Safa Idress and Ms Mai Aman, sheds light on the current Sudan crisis. On April 15 2023, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and military rival, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) clashed in Khartoum, the country’s capital as a result of a power struggle within the country’s military leadership. Idress and Aman were saddened to note the devastating human rights violations including sexual and gender-based violence against women, thousands of civilian deaths and about 1.2 million people displaced causing an ongoing humanitarian crisis in Sudan. In conclusion, Ms Idress and Ms Aman call for ceasefire, accountability of the perpetrators of this war, and that the Sudanese authorities take credible steps towards reinstatement of a civilian administration with democracy and rule of law at its core, and to a path towards justice, equality, dignity and peace for the Sudanese people.
Safa Idress is a Sudanese lawyer, who obtained her LLB from the University of Khartoum, Sudan and is an LLM Candidate in Human Rights and Democratisation at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. Her academic and research interests include women’s rights, environmental rights, and intersectionality of business and human rights. She has worked as a paralegal at the People's Legal Aid Centre, which offers free legal services to marginalised groups in Sudan, particularly women. In 2019, she assumed the position as a legal officer upon completion of her bar exams. In 2022, she was a legal fellow at the Institute of Human Rights and Development in Africa, The Gambia.
Mai Aman is a Sudanese lawyer, who obtained her LLB from the University of Khartoum, and LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. She is currently an LLD candidate in human rights law specialising in children's rights. She currently works as a project officer for the children’s right unit at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.
This conversation was recorded on 29 June 2023.
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