Conflict Dynamics International, discussion paper
The research project "Building the House of Governance: Towards sustainable peace in Jonglei State" captured ideas on how governance reforms could help build peace by engaging constituencies in discussions. This report presents findings and analysis of their perceptions of governance and conflict.
The Sudd Institute, Tiitmamer & Awolich
This paper analyzes the 'Protocol on Agreed Principles on Transitional Arrangements towards Resolution of the Crisis in South Sudan.' The Protocol was signed on 25 August 2014 by IGAD heads of states and governments as the basis for negotiating a mechanism to end the ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan. Despite requiring an endorsement from all parties, only one party, the government, signed the Protocol. Why?
South Sudan Law Society, David K. Deng
Land issues continue to arise as a source of instability in South Sudan. Although significant legislative reforms have been made since the end of the war in 2005, the laws remain largely unimplemented. Most land governance institutions operate according to procedures developed in the colonial era, and there is a wide divergence between law and practice.
UN Human Rights Council, Mashood A. Baderin
This report from the UN Human Rights Council provides an appraisal of the human rights situation in the Sudan over the period October 2013 to July 2014. It provides an overview of the general human rights situation in the Sudan and outlines the major human rights challenges faced by the Government, describing the progress made in meeting these challenges.
South Sudan Law Society, Deng
This paper from the South Sudan Law Society proposes the establishment of a truth commission to investigate and report on patterns of human rights abuses in South Sudan from 1972 to the present.
The Brenthurst Foundation, Clapham
Independence struggles often promote the formation of an effective movement in opposition that should provide the basis for a viable government once victory is achieved. Nowhere in Africa, however, has a liberation movement transformed itself seamlessly into a national government.
The freedom of expression has been increasingly eroded in South Sudan since independence in 2011. In this report, Amnesty International describes how journalists have been harrassed, intimidated and arbitrarily detained by South Sudan's authorities, while the government has failed to pass key laws to protect freedom of expression.
The Sudd Institute
This policy brief from the Sudd Institute analyzes the impacts of South Sudan's ongoing violence on education in the three states of Upper Nile. The report states that the war has led to pronounced reductions in educational activities and resources in the area, with school closure and mass outmigration as a result.
Luka B. Deng Kuol
Given the enormous challenges facing Juba, South Sudan has to forge a new courtship in China. As part of its new diplomatic outreach, the Vice President will visit China towards the end of this month. As this visit has been cautiously arranged by Chinese Communist Party rather than by the Government of China, Juba will have an uphill task to be successful with its new courtship in China, writes Luka B. Deng Kuol.
Conflict Dynamics International, Governance and Peacebuilding Series, briefing paper no. 7
The Republic of the Sudan is changing. The separation of the South, the coming of age of a new generation, and the political and economic transformations taking place are combining to recast the country's politics. This briefing from Conflict Dynamics International presents tools and frameworks of political accommodation and outlines a series of technical options.
United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)
The conflict in South Sudan has been devastating for the civilian population. This report from UNMISS states that there are reasonable grounds to believe that violations of international human rights and humanitarian law have been committed by both parties to the conflict. The findings impose an obligation on the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to investigate violations and to prosecute and punish those found to be responsible.
Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, Report No. 3
This report from SLRC points to security as a primary demand directed at the government by people in Uror and Nyirol counties in South Sudan. Security is described as the key condition for improved livelihoods and service delivery.
The Sudd Institute, Jok, Awolich & Tiitmamer
After several months in detention, the government of South Sudan has decided to stay the charges of treason that were brought against four prominent South Sudanese politicians in relation to the government's allegation that they had been part of a plot to overthrow the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit. This brief provides the Sudd Institute's analysis on this issue.
Op-ed, von habsburg-Lothringen
'Now, the headlines seem to predict the trajectory of yet another failed state: committees investigating human rights abuses, demands for accountability, threat of sanctions, the call for justice, humanitarian appeals, accusations of international interference, trials against coup plotters. The war of words between yet another entrenched African government and donors. Was independence a mistake?' asks Ferdinand von Habsburg-Lothringen in this op-ed.
The Sudd Institute, Jok Madut Jok
The conflict in South Sudan has escalated into civil war. This review from the Sudd Institute weighs the impact of both the government's approach to the crisis and the current position taken by the Western countries.
International Crisis Group, Africa report no 217
In December 2013, civil war broke out in South Sudan. Continuing figthing has displaced more than 1,000,000 and killed over 10,000. A humanitarian crisis threatens many more. Resolving the conflict requires not a quick fix but sustained domestic and international commitment. The country needs fundamental reworking of the governance agreement between and within elites and communities if a negotiated settlement is to lead to a sustainable peace.
South Sudanese Professionals in Diaspora
Good governance can unleash the full potential of South Sudan. In this report, researchers belonging to the South Sudanese diaspora explore how South Sudan can achieve this goal through restructuring of the armed forces; the establishment of an independent and representative judiciary; the supremacy of the rule of law translated into respect for human rights, freedom of press and association, with multi-party democracy enshrined in the constitution.
United States Institute of Peace, Peacebrief 164
South Sudan is in crisis. The violence since mid-December has been horrific, but the crisis also presents an opportunity to put South Sudan back on the path of democratization, good governance, and peace. This brief from the United States Institute of Peace examines what needs to happen to create a foundation for lasting peace and stability
Community empowerment for progress organization (CEPO)
This report reflect opinions of citizens collected in Juba about the 16th December 2013 incident which the Government termed as "Attempted Military Coup". This report from CEPO intends to reveal citizens' opinion on the violent armed conflict that occurred that started in the capital and escalates to other states.
This press statement is an attempt to make sense of the events of December 15 through 17Th in Juba, when members of the Tiger Battalion of ...
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Allahu Akbar: A Friday in Khartoum
I am sipping to my coffee as I am listening to the local imam through the loudspeaker as he addresses his congregation inside the mosque.
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Ingen viktige fredsavtaler er inngått i verden de siste åtte årene. De fleste «intern-konflikter» er ikke det de gir seg ut for å være. De er deler av internasjonale konfliktsystemer der eksterne aktører spiller helt sentrale roller, skriver Gunnar M. Sørbø i en utenriksanalyse i Morgenbladet.
Norge i Sudan - på bunnen av sola Bibiana Dahle Piene (2014)
Evaluation methodologies for aid in conflict edited by Ole Winckler Andersen, Beate Bull, Megan Kennedy-Chouane (2014)
Disrupting territories - land, commodification Jörg Gertel, Richard Rottenburg (2014)
Sudan divided - continuing conflict in a contested state edited by Gunnar M. Sørbø and Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed (2013)
Dealing with government in South Sudan - histories of chiefship, community Cherry Leonardi (2013)
The Borderlands of South Sudan - authority and identity in contemporary and historical perspectives edited by Christopher Vaughan, Mareike Schomerus, Lotje de Vries (2013)
Against a tide of evil - how one man became the whistleblower to the first mass murder of the twenty-first century Mukesh Kapila, [Damien Lewis] (2013)
Mediation and liberal peacebuilding - peace from the ashes of war? edited by Mikael Eriksson and Roland Kostic (2013)
The pastoral Fulbe in the Sudan Funj region - a study of the interaction between state and society Elhadi Ibrahim Osman (2013)