KOFF critical reflections, von Habsburg-Lothringen & Jones
Since mid-December 2013 South Sudan has been caught up in armed violence that has brought severe human rights violations, death, devastation and displacement. This paper sums up the reflections of the participants at the KOFF roundtable in March 2014.
South Sudan Law Society, David K. Deng
This paper from the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) proposes the establishment of a hybrid court, called the Special Court for Serious Crimes (SCSC), to prosecute individuals responsible for grave violations of international human rights and humanitarian law that have been committed in South Sudan since December 2013. Explicit provision for justice and accountability is necessary to deter acts of aggression by the negotiating parties, and to support the development of a sustainable peace.
The conflict in South Sudan has devastated the lives of millions of people. In this report, Amnesty International claims that one of the most concerning aspects of the conflict is the way in which it has pitted ethnic communities-particularly Dinka and Nuer-against each other, rekindling historical rivalries.
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.
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.
South Sudan Human Rights Commission (SSHRC)
The South Sudan Human Rights Commission has a wide constitutional mandate which includes the mandate to investigate and report on violations of human rights in the country. This is their report on the human rights situation in South Sudan following the fighting that erupted in Juba in December 2013.
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.
Human Rights Watch
This report from Human Rights Watch documents that Egyptian traffickers have tortured Eritreans for ransom in the Sinai Peninsula, including through rape, burning, and mutilation. It also documents torture by traffickers in eastern Sudan. Sudanese and Egyptian security officers often facilitate trafficker abuses rather than arresting them and rescuing their victims.
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.
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, The Signal Program, May 2013
This is a geospatial-based study where the researchers have used a fusion of remote sensing and previously public event data. Key findings of the study include evidence of the destruction of more than 2,000 civilian dwellings and other structures, targeting and destruction of four humanitarian facilities and mass displacement of civilian populations.
International Refugee Rights Initiative, May 2013
For decades, marginalisation and neglect of the newly independent state of South Sudan, the (now) five Darfur states, and Southern Kordofan state by the government of Sudan has led to conflicts which, in turn, have further exacerbated the economic, political and cultural marginalisation. Millions have moved to Khartoum in search of services and safety. This working paper explores their experiences.
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, April 2013
This report from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor describes serious human rights abuses in South Sudan.
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, April 2013
This report from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor describes the current situation in Sudan and points to numerous human rights abuses.
Joint publication, December 2012
This joint report gives advice on how to implement the UN Regional Strategy on the Lord's Resistance Army and provides clear recommendations to the UN Security Council, the UN Secretary General and UN departments and agencies.
SRRA special report, December 2012
This special 21-page report is the first definitive assessment of the situation in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States by the Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SRRA) the relief wing of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army-North (SPLM/A-N),
Human Rights Watch, December 2012
The Sudanese government's indiscriminate aerial bombardment and shelling in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states has killed and injured scores of civilians since the conflict began more than a year ago. This report from Human Rights Watch documents the suffering of the civilians and describes the effect of Sudan's refusal to allow humanitarian assistance into rebel-held areas.
Congressional Research Service
Summary: Congress has played an active role in U.S. policy toward Sudan for more than three decades. Efforts to support an end to the ...
UNICEF / The Government of Sudan
Sudanese Children 2011 report, published jointly by the National Council of Child Welfare NCCW and UNICEF Sudan, shows Sudan’s progress in childhood ind ...
Amnesty International, September 2012
Over eight hundred people were killed in attacks in Jonglei State between December 2011 and February 2012. This report from Amnesty International provides insight into human rights issues in South Sudan.
SUDD Institute Issue Paper, Aug 2012
The euphoria about the sense of freedom that came with the declaration of independence may be starting to wane across the country.
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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.
Ikke mer fred å få
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.
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 Leonardi, Cherry (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)
Crisis in the Horn of Africa - politics, piracy and the threat of terror Peter Woodward (2013)
The Horn of Africa - intra-state and inter-state conflicts and security edited by Redie Bereketeab (2013)
The post-colonial state and civil war in Sudan - the origins of conflict in Darfur Noah R. Bassil (2013)
The power of creative reasoning - the ideas and vision of John Garang Lula A. Deng (2013)