Client Update: Sudan
Since 2004, PILPG has provided legal assistance to various Sudanese opposition groups involved in the peace process with the government of Sudan. In this capacity, PILPG was deeply involved in a series of preparatory trainings in London, Paris, Brussels, New York and Washington DC. PILPG also deployed a team to Doha for over a year to provide on-site negotiation assistance. Since Doha PILPG has been heavily involved capacity-building activities with those delegations engaged in the peace process and seeking democratic reforms in Sudan
AREAS OF SUPPORT
Throughout PILPG's engagement in the Sudanese peace process, PILPG has:
PROVIDED pre-negotiation and on-site Negotiation assistance:
Advised the Darfur Delegations during the 2011 Doha negotiations.
Advised Darfuri civil society leaders on effective participation as third party participants in negotiations.
Advised the Darfur Women’s Action Group on negotiation strategy and substantive issues key to their mandate.
Advised various Sudanese opposition groups during prepratory and on-site negotiations with the Government of Sudan.
Non-signatory Darfuri movements
Darfuri civil society leaders
Darfuri political movements
Darfur Women’s Action Group
Advised on a number of comprehensive topics, including:
Reconciliation mechanisms planned to be included in the negotiated peace agreement with the Government of Sudan
Drafting and negotiating ceasefire agreements
International legal mechanisms for justice
Horizontal power sharing
Vertical power sharing
Allocation of natural resource revenue
Internal democratic operating structures
Increasing youth participation in the peace process
Coalition building, training, strengthening, management, and expansion
Internal political party structures
Cessation of hostilities
Consensus-building program for Darfur diaspora communities