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Livelihoods and conflict in South Sudan

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This briefing paper recommends a rethink in the way that aid actors approach questions of recovery and livelihood. Rather than a simplistic either/ or approach, what is needed is a much more localised and deeper analysis of conflict, inter-communal grievances and inter-communal relations.

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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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South Sudan: Finding a Way Forward After the July 2016 Crisis

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This paper presents views and recommendations by the core team of the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) on the proposed arms embargo and the regional protection force. The aim of the paper is to provide policy and decision-makers with insights by South Sudanese civil society actors and contribute to shaping responses that have the best…

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Prospects for a UN Arms Embargo on South Sudan: A Response to HSBA Issue Brief 24

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The Small Arms Survey’s mission is to provide authoritative, policy – relevant information and analysis to help inform policies and programmes. The Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) project for Sudan and South Sudan benefits from a network of expert researchers and peer reviewers, and receives feedback from practitioners and others with valuable insights. In…

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Transitional Justice for Stabilizing South Sudan: Lessons from Global and Local Contexts

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The Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) contains important provisions on transitional justice, including a mandate to put on trials those responsible for masterminding atrocities during the 2013-2015 war. The move has been welcomed by human rights and justice advocates as a victory for the victims, and a…

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Transitional policing in South Sudan’s peace agreement: joint integrated police

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This briefing outlines some of the potential difficulties associated with the joint integrated police and some of the challenges the unit is likely to face in delivering security for communities. It is intended to inform those planning to support the joint integrated police and the security sector reform process in South Sudan going forward. Download

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National Security Versus Basic Liberties: Human Rights Challenges in South Sudan

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This policy brief (2016) examines the current state of human rights situation in South Sudan, and the global and regional contexts that complicate it. It particularly looks at how the government of the young state could be more caring about the lives of citizens and what options the world community has in prevention and punishment…

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The Future of Human Security in Sudan and South Sudan

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This document provides a synopsis of the key messages that emerged from the plenary and breakout sessions (during the 2016 Symposium “The Future of Human Security in Sudan and South Sudan) and that are relevant for the field of armed violence research in Sudan and South Sudan broadly, and for the HSBA project in particular.…

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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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