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Conflict in South Sudan: Human Rights Report

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This report presents the findings of investigations and documents by the Human Rights Division of UNMISS and suggests that gross human rights violations were committed on a massive scale with civilians being directly targeted along ethnic lines by both parties of the conflict. These conclusions obligate according to the report that the government of South…

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A Strategy for Achieving Gender Equality in South Sudan

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This study seeks to examine how structural factors, customary laws and traditional practices, and economic hardships shape women’s status and hinder their effective participation in leadership positions in South Sudan. By doing so, the study identifies some of the socio-cultural, economic, legal, educational and political conditions, which lead to gender inequality in South Sudan. It…

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Police Service and Law Enforcement in South Sudan

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This report (2013), based on field research, investigates the functioning of South Sudan’s police service as a provider of security. The report also reviews the public image of the police, investigating what citizens think about the police contribution to or exacerbation of the security situation, as well as what the public suggests as the best…

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Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in South Sudan: The Limits of Conventional Peace and Security Templates

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This report of 2013 explores the DDR programme in South Sudan; in particular how it has evolved, what the major challenges have been to its implementation and, finally, what can realistically be expected from renewed efforts to disarm and reintegrate fighters vis-à-vis security imperatives on the ground. Download

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Establishing a Mining Sector in Postwar South Sudan

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This report is based on research conducted in Juba, Torit, and Kapoeta during August and September 2012. The research provides an initial examination on the underdocumented issue of mining in South Sudan and seeks to provide the government of South Sudan with evidence-based recommendations that can help it to develop a regulatory framework that will…

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Participation Under Fire: Dilemmas of Reintegrating Child Soldiers Involved in South Sudan’s Armed Conflict

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Inspired by the new paradigm of social studies and the theory of legal pluralism, this article presents the findings of a study of participation rights as they apply to child soldiers. Using the child-focused DDR initiatives currently being implemented in South Sudan as a main case study, the author combines insights derived from an examination…

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Youth culture, refugee (re)integration, and diasporic identities in South Sudan

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Based on fieldwork conducted among young South Sudanese refugees in Egypt and Uganda and returnees in South Sudan, this essay examines the various identities and cultural orientations imported and reconstructed by returnee youth now living in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, after years of exile. Download

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The Strategic Instrumentalization of Land Tenure in ‘State-building’

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Drawing on interviews conducted during two periods of fieldwork in Juba, this article traces debates over land between a set of local actors whose interests collided in the Interim Period. The article focuses on land tenure in Juba. Link to publication

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Customary law and land rights in South Sudan

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Customary ownership and control of land is an essential component of any consideration of land tenure and access in South Sudan and Africa in general. Customary traditions of land tenure emphasize moderate use, restoration, and community health and prosperity. Returnees to South Sudan access land primarily through the customary system. Yet, many returnees are subjected…

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Dowry and Division: Youth and State Building in South Sudan

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This is one in a series of United States Institute of Peace special reports on state-building in the Republic of South Sudan following its creation on July 9, 2011. Each report analyzes an aspect of the state-building challenge and recommends priorities for the government of South Sudan. This report assesses the situation, priorities, and expectations…

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Paying ‘buckets of blood’ for the land: moral debates over economy, war and state in Southern Sudan

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This paper (2011) challenges the prevailing focus on ethnic division and conflict in Southern Sudan in recent years, demonstrating that even within ethnically divisive debates over land, there are shared, transethnic levels of moral concern. These concerns centre on the commodification and monetisation of rural and kinship resources, including human life itself, epitomised in ideas…

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‘Land belongs to the community’: Demystifying the ‘global land grab’ in Southern Sudan

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Sudan is among the global ‘hotspots’ for large-scale land acquisitions. Although most of this investment activity was thought to be focused in the Northern part of the country, recent research indicates that a surprising number of large-scale l and acquisitions have taken place in the South as well in recent years. Now that Southern Sudanese…

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Combatting Gender-Based Violence in the customary Courts of South Sudan

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This report  (2011) summarizes the approach, methodology, results and recommendations of a recent study on the administration of justice for GBV cases in the customary courts of South Sudan. The study is not an attempt to document customary laws or an anthropological study on culture, but instead captures actual results and punishments for GBV, documents…

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