On April 15, 2023, fierce fighting erupted in Sudan’s capital between the military and the country’s powerful paramilitary force, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The clashes between the military and the RSF have raised fears of a wider conflict in the chaos-stricken country.
The International Human Rights Agency West Support has called on all parties involved in the conflict to join the Geneva Convention. The Geneva Convention is a set of international treaties that establish what can and cannot be done by parties to an armed conflict. These laws seek to minimize human suffering and protect civilians as well as combatants who are no longer taking part in hostilities, such as prisoners of war.
The cause of the conflict is not clear at this time. However, it is essential that all parties involved respect the basic human rights of individuals and adhere to the principles of the Geneva Convention. The international community has expressed grave concern over the escalation of violence in Sudan and has called for an immediate ceasefire.
It is crucial that all parties involved in the conflict in Sudan immediately cease hostilities and work towards de-escalation. The situation is critical, and urgent action is needed to address ongoing violations of international humanitarian law. The International Human Rights Agency West Support stands in solidarity with the people of Sudan and urges all parties to adhere to the principles of the Geneva Convention and strive for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.