Written by Rens Willems

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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South Sudan: Justice and Reconciliation in a Divided Country

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This policy brief presents the results of the conference “South Sudan: Justice and Reconciliation in a Divided Country” in Nairobi, Kenya on September 27, 2016 and the Hague, The Netherlands on 4th October 2016. The conference discussed the findings of the research project “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan.” Download

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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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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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Security Promotion Seen from Below: Experiences from South Sudan

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This research aims to analyze the dynamic between community security and security promotion initiatives. In the case of South Sudan, it aims to analyze what interaction takes place between community security and specific programmes such as the DDR programme, community disarmament and, to the extent mentioned by respondents at the grassroots level, SSR. Download

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