Sudan

33 million people
1,310 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

News & Updates

In response to the unlawful detention of female Dafuri students by Sudanese state security forces and reports of physical and sexual abuses, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 30 youth activists and political opposition members were arrested by Sudanese state security forces.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
Eli McCrain
Communications Intern


The ICC celebrated its 12th birthday this month. To provide insight into the court’s current challenges, here is a review of all eight ongoing ICC investigations. The success or failure of each case will determine not only the ICC’s credibility, but also the practice of international criminal law as a whole.

The crackdown on Salmmah Women’s Resource Center is the latest attack in the Sudanese government’s long campaign to stifle the promotion of human rights and civil liberties in the country.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law, Women's Rights
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Experts

Signature Reports

Special Reports

Worst of the Worst 2011: The World's Most Repressive Societies

Freedom House has prepared this special report entitled Worst of the Worst: The World’s Most Repressive Societies, as a companion to its annual survey on the state of global political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World. The special report provides summary country reports, tables, and graphical information on the countries that receive the lowest combined ratings for political rights and civil liberties in Freedom in the World, and whose citizens endure systematic and pervasive human rights violations.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Worst of the Worst 2010

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
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Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Programs

In an attempt to address this gap and to promote respect for human rights in Sudan, Freedom House is working on ensuring continuous monitoring of human rights abuses in Sudan and supports domestic, regional and international advocacy activities for adherence to international human rights commitments.