Client Update: Sudan

CLIENT BACKGROUND

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

 
 
 

 
 
 
  Matt Simpson of PILPG with the LJM Wealth-Sharing Committee while PILPG serves as   legal counsel to the Darfuri delegation during the Doha Peace Talks with the Government of Sudan

Matt Simpson of PILPG with the LJM Wealth-Sharing Committee while PILPG serves as legal counsel to the Darfuri delegation during the Doha Peace Talks with the Government of Sudan

  Dr. Paul Williams and the Darfuri delegation preparing for ceasefire negotiations in Doha.

Dr. Paul Williams and the Darfuri delegation preparing for ceasefire negotiations in Doha.

 

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.

 

PARTNERED WITH:

  • Non-signatory Darfuri movements

  • Darfuri civil society leaders

  • Darfuri political movements

  • Darfuri diaspora

  • 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

  • Fiscal Federalism

  • Horizontal power sharing

  • Vertical power sharing

  • Allocation of natural resource revenue

  • Displaced persons

  • Democratic governance

  • Transitional scenarios

  • 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