Sudan

33 million people
1,310 USD GNI (PPP)
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At the end of November, a Kenyan High Court judge ruled that Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir should be arrested “should he ever set foot in Kenya.” The decision is a welcome sign that Kenya’s judiciary is emerging from its long subservience to the country’s powerful and often unaccountable executive branch, and that international law might soon be catching up with more alleged war criminals.

 

 

Freedom House congratulates Southern Sudan on a successful referendum process and urges a sustained commitment by political leaders in Southern Sudan as well as the international community to building a viable democratic society in what will be the world’s newest country.

Sunday’s referendum on the future status of Southern Sudan provides an historic opportunity for the Southern Sudanese people to determine the future of their country.

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Vice President for International Programs; Vice President for Emergency Assistance Programs and Multilateral Initiatives

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Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs


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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.

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