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Statehood and Secession: Sudan, Northern Ireland, Eritrea and other challenges

Start: Mar 31, 2011 12:00 AM
End: Mar 31, 2011 12:00 AM

Location: Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H 0EG, London


  • Lord Alderdice, Chair of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords
  • Professor Peter Woodward, Reading University
  • Saifeldin Nemir, Darfur Development Agenda
  • Olivia Warham, Director, Waging Peace
  • Saladin Meckled-Garcia, UCL (Chair)

About the Event

With over 98% of southerners voting for independence in Sudan’s referendum, Africa’s largest country looks set for secession, and for the world’s newest country to be born this July.  However, delays and disputes between the parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement ensure that the most difficult elements are yet to be confirmed. 

There is sporadic conflict still in some parts of Sudan which threatens to escalate if the northern National Congress Party and the south’s Southern People’s Liberation Movement cannot make progress in negotiations on issues such as oil, border demarcation and debt.

The event provided an opportunity to discuss recent developments in Sudan, possible consequences of the referendum outcome and lessons learnt from other secessionist movements in Northern Ireland, Eritrea and Kosovo.

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