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Exploring Linkages of Traditional and Formal Mechanism of Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan

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South Sudan’s Initial transitional justice planning processes sought to engage communities on roles and viabilities of local justice in supporting transitional justice initiatives and mechanisms prescribed in the August 2015 Agreement. Nonetheless, the planning processes hit a snag, when the conflict reignited in July 2016. The working paper pursues the discussion about the role that…

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“Do not remain silent”: Survivors of Sexual violence in South Sudan call for justice and reparations

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“Do not remain silent”: Survivors of Sexual violence in South Sudan call for justice and reparations, reveals aggravated acts of sexual violence against thousands of people across the country since hostilities began in December 2013. The report is the result of a joint research project between Amnesty International and 10 South Sudanese human rights defenders.…

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The Importance of Judicial Independence to the Administration of Justice: The Case of South Sudan

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We live in an era where the need to ensure proper administration of justice has never been so imperative. However, the fulfilment of this desire, as an aspiration of every citizen, depends largely on the competence, independence, and integrity of judges as the custodians of the laws. This brief discusses the significance of judicial independence…

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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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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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Literature Review: Justice in South Sudan

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This literature review offers a rough overview of the most relevant literature that has been produced on legal norms, actors and institutions in South Sudan generally, and Western Equatoria State in particular. The ‘Supporting Primary Justice in Insecure Contexts’-project informed its research through the study of a wide range of anthropological and historical works, as…

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Violence Begets Violence: Justice and Accountability for Sexual and Gender-Based Offences in South Sudan Gender – Based Offences in South Sudan

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The mass coverage of rape and other – related offences since the start of the conflict in South Sudan in December 2013 has highlighted the horrific scale of civilian abuse, shedding a much needed gender perspective onto violence dynamics in the country. Detailed accounts of sexual violence at the hands of South Sudan’s warring parties…

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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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New Beginnings: A Way Forward for Transitional Justice in South Sudan

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From 10-12 November 2015, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS), the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a conference entitled, New Beginnings: The Role of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in promoting sustainable peace in South Sudan. The purpose of the conference was to bring together a group…

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Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan

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This briefing note summarizes the discussions during a workshop organized on 7 November 2014 at the Juba Civic Engagement Center in Juba, South Sudan. The meeting was part of the “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan” program – a 2-year research project that started in November 2014. The project is being implemented…

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Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan

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This policy brief draws on a discussion forum bringing together some 65 South Sudanese civic actors in a forum in Juba, South Sudan, on 14 April 2014, organised by a partnership of Justice Africa, the Centre for Peace and Development Studies at the University of Juba, and South Sudan Women Lawyers Association, with support from…

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Memory, Healing and Transformation in South Sudan

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This paper is the second in a series of working papers developed by the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) to stimulate thought on issues of truth, justice and reconciliation in South Sudan’s peace process. The paper explores options for the creation of public memorials to stand as a testament to the shared suffering and resilience…

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Assessment of Justice, Accountability and Reconciliation Measures in South Sudan

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The human tragedy that has occurred in South Sudan since mid-December 2013 has been widely reported. In brief, a political struggle in South Sudan’s dominant political party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, erupted at a party conference on December 15 in the capital of Juba. The struggle immediately turned into a fast-spreading conflict along ethnic…

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Special Court for Serious Crimes (SCSC): A Proposal for Justice and Accountability in South Sudan

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This paper is the first in a series of working papers developed by the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) to stimulate thought on issues of truth, justice and reconciliation in South Sudan’s peace process. This paper proposes the establishment of a hybrid court, called the Special Court for Serious Crimes (SCSC), to prosecute individuals responsible…

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