Suliman Baldo

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Suliman Baldo is the Executive Director of the Sudan Transparency and Policy Tracker (@infosudantrans1). He was previously a Senior Policy Advisor for the Enough Project, and directed the Sudan Democracy First Group, a Sudan-focused think tank aiming to help bring about faster democratization and peace.

Starting August 2013, Baldo was vested with the mandate of the U.N. Independent Expert on the Human Rights Situation in Mali. In 2010 and 2011, he provided expert advice to joint U.N. and African Union mediation teams on justice for victims of the conflict in Darfur and worked as an independent commissioner in the UN Independent Commission of Investigations into post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire. Between 2006 and early 2013, Baldo served as director of the Africa Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), where he oversaw six country programs that supported post-conflict transitions in Africa through justice and other institutional reforms. He served as Africa Director at the International Crisis Group (ICG) from 2004 to 2006, and worked between 1995 to 2002 at Human Rights Watch (HRW) as senior researcher for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Horn of Africa.

He has lectured at the University of Khartoum and worked in the humanitarian sector, first as a volunteer and later professionally, serving as director for Sudan and the Horn of Africa for Oxfam America (1988-1992). Baldo holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Dijon in France and undergraduate degrees from the University of Khartoum.

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