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In it for the long haul? Lessons on peacebuilding in South Sudan

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This report analyses approaches to conflict transformation and peacebuilding in South Sudan. It identifies overarching lessons from outside South Sudan, from the country’s own history, and based on the wisdom of local peacebuilders, long-term practitioners and citizens affected by their work. The reports outlines ten lessons or principles which provide some guidance to those who…

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Comparative Analysis of Judicial Independence in South Sudan and India

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This article is a comparative analysis and it discusses the judicial independence in South Sudan and India. An authoritative attempt has been made in its preliminary part to shed light on the meaning of judicial independence and manner in which the term judiciary has been used in various contexts within the legal domains. The discussion…

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Practical pathways to peace: lessons from Liberia and South Sudan

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​Liberia and South Sudan represent important case studies for what sustaining peace means in practice. They provide an opportunity to interrogate how the United Nations (UN) can ensure greater inclusivity in activities carried out across the sustaining peace spectrum, including mediation, security sector reform and institution building. With the current UN focus on sustaining peace,…

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The Roots of Restraint in War

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The Roots of Restraint in War is an update of the 2004 Roots of Behaviour in War. Based on two years of research collaboration between the ICRC and six distinguished scholars, the report identifies sources of influence on various types of armed forces and armed groups, ranging from those with a highly decentralized structure to…

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South Sudan: first state of environment and outlook report 2018

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One of the top priorities of the Government of South Sudan is to develop and implement sustainable management plans in the sub-sectors of the environment sector, so that the exploitation of natural resources does not adversely impact the environment. Until that is achieved, there is enormous pressure on natural resources, especially on the forests, as…

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Handle with Care! A Qualitative Comparison of the Fragile States Index’s Bottom Three Countries: Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan, Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan

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For the past four years, the Fund for Peace has ranked the Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan as the ‘most fragile states’ in the world, in its annual Fragile States Index (FSI). The three countries’ almost identical scores suggest comparability; however, critics raise concerns about the FSI’s data aggregation methods, and its conflation…

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Adolescent Girls in crisis: Voices from South Sudan

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In the last 5 years, the conflict in South Sudan has displaced 4 million people and placed 7 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Everyone concerned has had their lives torn apart with adolescent girls suffering worst. Their physical safety, their health and their future prospects are all threatened in ways that differ from the…

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Protection of Civilians and Political Strategies

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The 2015 UN High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) stressed two major themes that Secretary-General António Guterres continues to focus on: first, the primacy of politics in peacekeeping, which he raised in his September 2017 remarks at the Security Council open debate on peacekeeping; and second, the core obligation of peacekeepers and the entire…

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The Petroleum Revenue Sharing Arrangement in South Sudan

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This report scrutinizes the transfer of the 2% and 3% of net petroleum revenues to the petroleum producing states and communities. Using historical budget outturns, key informant interviews, and policy documents, we find that: o The three percent (3%) share of net petroleum revenues has not been properly allocated and transferred to petroleum producing communities;…

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Displacement, Access, and Conflict in South Sudan: A Longitudinal Perspective

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Contemporary debates about humanitarianism in South Sudan focus on the pressing problems of the present, with access issues and violence against humanitarians understandably at the forefront of donor and humanitarian concerns. While valuable and comprehensible, this focus on the present has meant that the ways in which aid shapes conflict in the long term have…

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The National Dialogue Initiative in South Sudan

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The 14 December 2016 announcement of a National Dialogue Initiative in South Sudan by the country’s leader, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, although met with divergent reactions locally, regionally and internationally, presented a rare and convenient opportunity for South Sudanese to engage, build peace and reconcile. This came against a background of cross-country intercommunal violence, political…

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Climate Change and Conflicts in South Sudan

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South Sudan has experienced decades of protracted conflicts, some of which might have been caused in part or exacerbated by climate change and variability. Climate change causes scarcity of resources and forces communities to raid their neighbors or migrate to a new area to look for opportunities, which brings new arrivals into competition with the…

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South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to Civil War

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In July 2011, South Sudan was granted independence and became the world’s newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed civil war and political strife. Hilde F. Johnson served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic…

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The Conundrum of DDR Coordination: The Case of South Sudan

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This article analyses the nature of coordination between the various stakeholders during the design and implementation of a disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process. It makes detailed reference to the contemporary DDR programme in South Sudan as this African country is a relevant example of significant international and local efforts to facilitate DDR coordination in…

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Findings around cash-based programmes and conflict

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This briefing paper is based on research conducted by the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) in February and March 2018, and funded by the UK, Switzerland, Canada and the Netherlands. The full report can be found on the CSRF Research Repository. Cash-based programmes are changing the way aid works in South Sudan. Conditional and unconditional…

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“Everyone and Everything Is a Target”: The Impact on Children of Attacks on Health Care and Denial of Humanitarian Access in South Sudan

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April 2018 – “Everyone and Everything Is a Target” The Impact on Children of Attacks on Health Care and Denial of Humanitarian Access in South Sudan was launched in New York on April 23, 2018, and highlights how the targeting of medical facilities and personnel and denial of humanitarian access in 2016 and 2017 has had devastating…

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A Poisoned Well: Lessons in Mediation from South Sudan’s Troubled Peace Process

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This paper examines the IGAD-led peace process for South Sudan from 2013 to 2015. Viewed through a prism of mediation best practice, it is a critical assessment of the attempt to negotiate a settlement of the conflict and a distillation of lessons learned. While singular conclusions are hard to draw, the paper concludes that the…

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“Now the Forest is Blocked”: Shocks and Access to Food

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In January 2018, an estimated 48% of the population remaining within South Sudan was classified as severely food insecure (over 5 million individuals) under the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC). To provide humanitarians in South Sudan with a better understanding of Famine risk in South Sudan, REACH gathered information on recent and historical experiences…

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Youth perspectives on peace and security: South Sudan

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In South Sudan, many young people understand the need for them to participate in peacebuilding, but often lack the capacity and resources to take action. Conciliation Resources carried out a study to capture the voices of over 100 young people in the context of on-going civil war in the country. This report documents their thoughts…

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Political Participation of Refugees: The Case of South Sudanese and Congolese Refugees in Uganda

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This case study focuses on refugees and asylum seekers living in Uganda who have fled either the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or South Sudan, and was written as part of a larger research project on the political participation of refugees (Bekaj and Antara 2018). It explores the opportunities for political and civic participation…

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