Sunday, May 24, 2009

GATS to initiate first step in Transitional Justice

The Group Against Torture in Sudan has initiated a first step in implementing one of many ignored Articles of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA): Trthe and Reconciliation. The regime of President Al-Bashir, so far, has been ignoring Article 21 of the CPA that called for TRC in Sudan.

On May 7th, 2009 the Sudanese Community of Iowa City, IA invited GATS to outline its response to the concept of Transitional Justice in Sudan. In response, GATS announced its intention to work with Sudanese Communities in Diaspora to form Truth Committees based on the concept of Transitional Justice per Article 21 in the CPA.

The Executive Committee of GATS has started a series of Conference Calls with its membership and allies as introduction to announce a general initiative in this regard on June 26th, 2009, the International Day of Torture Survivors