Blog / / 04.03.20

The Sentry Makes Submission to United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights on the Links Between Corruption, Business and Human Rights

Last month The Sentry made a submission to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (also known as Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises) as part of its inquiry into corruption, business and human rights. The Working Group is mandated to promote the effective […]

Blog / / 03.18.20

The Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities Turns Five

2020 marked the fifth year of the Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities. The Sentry’s annual Summit, hosted and co-sponsored by American University’s Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights Program, brought together 150 activists and student leaders seeking to combat genocide and mass atrocities. Representing 48 colleges and universities, 9 high schools, and 19 […]

Blog / / 02.21.20

The Sentry Statement: Significant Step Toward Peace in South Sudan

Click here to download this statement.    February 21, 2020 The formation of a power-sharing government is a significant and positive step in the South Sudan peace process. Finally, after many false starts, the hopes of millions of South Sudanese for peace and stability are within reach. The formation of a unity government, however, is […]

Blog / / 12.13.19

The Sentry and Enough Project Statement: Dramatically Increased Pressure and Diplomacy Needed to Advance Peace in South Sudan

Click here to download this statement.   December 13, 2019 In advance of the critical meeting that the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will be hosting next week on the state borders dispute in South Sudan, the international community should begin preparations to dramatically increase the pressure on any spoilers in the event that the negotiations […]

Blog / / 12.12.19

The Sentry and Enough Project Statement: US Should Accelerate Process to Remove Sudan from Terrorism List and Impose Network Sanctions on Spoilers Undermining Peace in the Country

Click here to download the statement.  Click here to download the statement in Arabic.    December 12, 2019 The time has come to remove Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, and the United States should accelerate its ongoing process to make this determination. At the same time, it should support reform efforts by […]

Blog / / 12.12.19

يجب على الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية التعجيل برفع اسم السودان من قائمة الدول الراعية للإرهاب وفرض عقوبات على شبكات المخرِّبين الذين يحاولون زعزعة السلام في البلاد

12 ديسمبر 2019 لقد آن الأوان لرفع اسم السودان من قائمة الدول الراعية للإرهاب، ومن ثم يجب على الولايات المتحدة التعجيل باتخاذ هذا القرار. وفي الوقت ذاته، يتعين عليها دعم جهود الإصلاح من خلال فرض عقوبات تستهدف شبكات المخرِّبين من المسؤولين والعناصر التمكينية التي تعمل على زعزعة السلام، وانتهاك حقوق الإنسان، وتقويض عملية التحول الديمقراطي. […]

Blog / / 12.11.19

Solutions to Conflict Gold Smuggling from Venezuela, Congo, and Beyond: Event at the Atlantic Council

Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, participated in a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on December 10 titled “Venezuelan illegal mining: Transnational crime, displacement, and violence.” The panel discussed illicit mining and gold trading in Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries, with […]

Blog / / 12.10.19

Enough’s Sasha Lezhnev Briefs UN Security Council on Central Africa: Preventing Conflict by Focusing on Financial Issues

On December 6, Enough Project Deputy Director of Policy Sasha Lezhnev briefed the United Nations Security Council on conflict prevention in Central Africa, emphasizing the need for the Council and the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) to focus strategically on the financial aspect of crises in the region. Read the highlights from […]

Blog / / 12.09.19

Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok Recognizes the Role of Darfur Activist Movement

In 2004, a coalition of religious, political, and humanitarian organizations came together to address disturbing reports of atrocities that began emerging from Sudan’s western region of Darfur in 2003. For years, they raised awareness and advocated for international action to support the Sudanese people’s quest for peace and an end to the brutal regime headed […]

Blog / / 12.09.19

Statement by The Sentry: Sunshine Is the Best Disinfectant

On December 5, the government of South Sudan released a report responding to an investigation by The Sentry. “The Taking of South Sudan: The Tycoons, Brokers, and Multinational Corporations Complicit in Hijacking World’s Newest State,” published September 19, documented how top South Sudanese politicians and military officials responsible for violence and looting received support from […]

Blog / / 12.09.19

رئيس الوزراء السوداني حمدوك يثمن دور حركة النشطاء حول احداث دارفور

في عام 2004، اجتمع تحالف من المنظمات الدينية والسياسية والإنسانية للتصدي للتقارير المثيرة للقلق التي بدات في الورود  بشأن الأعمال الوحشية  الجارية بمنطقة دارفور بغرب السودان منذ عام 2003. وعلى مدى عدة سنوات، قامت تلك المنظمات برفع مستوى الوعي ونادت باتخاذ إجراءات دولية لدعم سعي الشعب السوداني من أجل تحقيق السلام ووضع حد للنظام االعنيف […]

Blog / / 11.22.19

Sanctions Strategies: How to Improve Sanctions Effectiveness with Strategic Planning

This blog post was written by Hilary Mossberg, The Sentry’s anti-money laundering expert for Africa and the author of the recent report measuring the effectiveness of sanctions in Africa. She has over a decade of experience in illicit finance and national security and was formerly a senior advisor for terrorist financing and financial crimes at […]

Blog / / 11.14.19

The Sentry and Enough Project Statement: Maximum Pressure Campaign and Diplomatic Surge Needed Now in South Sudan

Click here to download this statement. The latest postponement in South Sudan of the formation of a government of national unity for another 100 days, along with the lack of implementation of key aspects of the peace accord, demonstrates the inadequacy of current efforts to promote peace in the country. Ad hoc emergency diplomacy and […]

Blog / / 11.12.19

Important But Hidden News: Key IMF Loan to Congo Contingent on Anti-Corruption Reforms

This blog post was written by Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project. An important but under-reported piece of news on the Democratic Republic of Congo over the last few months is the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) decision not to provide a loan to the country until the Congolese government enacts key […]

Blog / / 11.07.19

Congo Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Sentenced to Harshest Ever Term by ICC. His Backers Should Also Be Held Accountable.

This blog post was written by Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project. Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, also known as the “The Terminator,” to its harshest ever punishment: 30 years in prison. This is an appropriately strong sentence for someone who is responsible for a litany of […]

Blog / / 10.03.19

Sigal Mandelker Steps Down as U.S. Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

The U.S. Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Sigal Mandelker, has decided to step down from her position and return to the private sector. As Under Secretary, Ms. Mandelker was charged with developing and implementing U.S. government strategies to combat terrorist financing and money laundering, as well as other policies and programs to […]

Blog / / 07.05.19

The Sentry at the UN Global Expert Group Meeting on Corruption Involving Vast Quantities of Assets

The United Nations Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Corruption involving Vast Quantities of Assets in Norway discussed the outcome of the Lima Expert Group Meeting and analysed in more detail the various drivers and enablers of corruption involving vast quantities of assets, in order to adopt forward looking policy proposals, principles or recommendations to better prevent and […]

Blog / / 07.05.19

John Prendergast’s Remarks at FATF Private Sector Consultative Forum, Vienna, 6-7 May 2019

Vienna, 7 May 2019 – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held its annual Private Sector Consultative Forum on 6-7 May 2019 in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The meeting was chaired by the President of the FATF, Marshall Billingslea from the United States. Over 300 private sector […]

Blog / / 06.11.19

Autocracies and the UK: The UK Foreign Affairs Committee Publishes Expert Evidence from The Sentry

Last month, the UK Foreign Affairs Committee published written evidence submitted by The Sentry as part of its recently launched inquiry into “Autocracies and UK Foreign Policy.” Similar to Congressional oversight over the executive branch in the United States, all parts of the British government have committee oversight. The Foreign Affairs Committee in particular is […]

Blog / / 04.30.19

Sigal Mandelker Provides Keynote at 2019 Days of Remembrance Ceremony

At the 2019 Days of Remembrance Ceremony, which was established by the U.S. Congress as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker provided the keynote address sharing her personal story and highlighting the role of the Treasury Department and its financial tools of pressure in combating mass atrocities throughout […]