Sudan

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

News & Updates

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) calling on the Sudanese government to investigate and prosecute alleged human rights abuses committed by security and intelligence services against three prominent Sudanese activists.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

Freedom House responds to the Sudanese government’s continued crackdown on civil society organizations.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

The Sudan National Intelligence and Security Services’ raid on the Sudan Human Rights Monitor during a human rights workshop is part of the escalating crackdown on civil society organizations

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

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.

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.