Written by David Kuol Deng

Housing, Land and Property Disputes in South Sudan: Findings from a survey Nimule, Torit, Wau and Yei

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Introduction This report presents findings from a survey of 677 households in four towns in South Sudan – Nimule, Torit, Wau and Yei. The survey gathered data on respondent perceptions of and experiences with HLP disputes. South Sudan is currently experiencing a crisis of displacement on a scale that not been seen since the height…

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Compound fractures: Political formations, armed groups and regional mediation in South Sudan

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In September 2018 the warring parties in South Sudan signed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS). The R-ARCSS will be implemented in a daunting environment – over the course of the five-year conflict, political and security arenas have grown increasingly fractured. For the agreement to…

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The Politics of Humanitarianism: Perspectives from South Sudan

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South Sudan has for forty years been a crucible of experimentation in the field of humanitarianism in situations of conflict. Humanitarian operations have been critical in saving lives, providing essential medical care, documenting the plight of South Sudan’s people, and connecting South Sudanese with the international community. South Sudanese and foreign humanitarians have shown courage,…

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Perceptions of Transitional Justice in South Sudan

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This report investigates people’s perceptions and experiences of truth, justice and reconciliation in relation to the past and present conflicts in South Sudan. The main data-collection was undertaken by means of a survey, for which 1,912 respondents were interviewed in November and early December 2015 in Juba town, Juba Protection of Civilian site (POC), Wau town and Bentiu POC. Qualitative information was gathered during subsequent interviews and workshops aimed at sharing, fine-tuning and verification of findings.

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Observations on the Mandate of South Sudan’s Commission on Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH)

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This brief assesses options for the framing of the mandate of South Sudan’s Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH), with a particular focus on the temporal scope of the CTRH’s inquiries. Download

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Policy brief: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Unity State, South Sudan

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This policy brief is produced in cooperation between University for Peace (UPEACE) Centre The Hague, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) and PAX. It examines sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Unity State, South Sudan, and offers a number of policy options to help reduce the use of SGBV as a weapon of war in…

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A War Within: Perceptions of Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Healing in Malakal POC

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This report presents the findings of a survey on perceptions of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing carried out in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) protection of civilians (POC) site in Malakal, Upper Nile State. The primary goal of the survey was to determine what people in the POC think should be done…

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The Legacy of Kokora in South Sudan

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This research paper investigates the motivation, course, consequences and connotation of Kokora, a policy attempted at two different moments in South Sudan relating to decentralization. This examination attempts to look at the lessons of Kokora while underscoring that decentralization for the southern states did not lead to empowerment but the opposite, and in some cases…

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