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Urbanization as a result of displacement: A case study of Bentiu, South Sudan

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This report explores urbanization in Bentiu and Rubkona towns in Unity State, South Sudan. Using a host community perception survey and qualitative interviews conducted in August of 2018, this case study examinesthe impact that the introduction of a Protection of Civilians site has had on urbanization, establishes the perception of the host community, and clarifies…

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THE FUTURE OF PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS SITES: Protecting displaced people after South Sudan’s peace deal

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This memo addresses the future of the nearly 200,000 residents of the Protection of Civilians Sites (POCS) in South Sudan in the context of the implementation of the current peace agreement which envisages the closure of the POCS and the return of the residents to their former homes. The authors draw attention to the changing…

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Congestion in the Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) Site, South Sudan

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At the time of writing in March 2017, the lack of physical humanitarian space in the PoC is having a major impact on service access with congestion cutting across and linking the different problems faced in the difference sectors. At the same time, overcrowding is increasing the dependency of people on UNMISS and humanitarian agencies,…

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Community Security and Justice under United Nations Governance: Lessons from Chiefs’ Courts in South Sudan’s Protection of Civilians Sites

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This article examines the public authority of chiefs’ courts within the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Protection of Civilians Sites (PoCs). After December 2013, UNMISS peacekeepers opened the gates of their bases to around 200,000 civilians fleeing war. This unintentionally created a legal and political anomaly. Over time, conflicts and crimes rose within…

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Protection of civilians sites: Lessons from South Sudan for future operations

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This publication is a first step in enabling the humanitarian and peacekeeping communities to be better prepared for future protection of civilians (POC) sites. It reflects on the experiences of the POC sites in South Sudan, but is designed for humanitarians and peacekeepers working in other crises and at the policy level. It challenges actors…

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Executive Summary of the Independent Special Investigation into the violence which occurred in Juba in 2016 and UNMISS response

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This executive summary presents the main findings from the Independent Special Investigation, mandated by the UN to examine two aspects of the outbreak of armed violence in Juba, in July 2016: violence against civilians, including sexual violence, within or in the vicinity of the UNMISS Headquarters, known as “UN House” and its two adjacent “protection…

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Customary Protection? Chiefs’ courts as public authority in UN Protection of Civilian sites in South Sudan

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This paper examines the initiatives of people living in PoC sites – functionally, internally displaced people (IDPs) – to invigorate their own authority structures and security and justice mechanisms. In particular, we focus upon the practices of customary chiefs’ courts. Download

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“Will They Protect Us For The Next 10 Years?” Challenges Faced by the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan

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This report examines the mounting challenges that the UN faces in South Sudan in the context of the civil war. It focuses on the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, which remains one of the international community’s principal interventions in the country and has the critical capability to protect at least some of the…

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Perceptions of Security Among Internally Displaced Persons in Juba, South Sudan

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This brief synthesizes voices of internally displaced persons seeking protection at United Nations peacekeeping operation bases in Juba, South Sudan. In early August 2014, the Stimson Center conducted seven focus groups with people living in two protection of civilians (POC) sites inside UN bases in Juba. The purpose of these focus groups was to understand…

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