Customary Law in the Cross-Fire of Sudan’s War of Identities

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This book chapter [in Isser, D. (Ed.). (2011). Customary justice and the rule of law in war-torn societies. US Institute of Peace Press] reviews the meaning and functioning of customary law in the cultural/historical context of South Sudan, by analyzing the fundamental and traditional values that underlie it.

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Francis Mading Deng

Francis M. Deng was a nonresident senior fellow in the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement. An expert on conflict management and U.S.-Africa relations, Deng served as the representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons and is currently the South Sudan ambassador to the United Nations.

He was educated at Khartoum University (Bachelor of Laws) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and a Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) from Yale University. He also took graduate courses at King's College London.

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