Attacks on Justice 2002: Sudan

The judiciary remained largely under the control of the executive. A significant number of lawyers were subjected to various forms of harassment, including arbitrary arrest and detention. The state of emergency declared in December 1999 remained in force.

Gross human rights violations continued to occur on a large scale, both in areas marked by armed conflict and those relatively at peace. Although the Government has accepted a Libyan-Egyptian peace initiative aimed at ending the armed conflict, it has not been implemented.

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