The negotiated agreement guiding Sudan’s new transitional government for the next three years promises to work for comprehensive peace and justice. The agreement promises to hold members of the Islamist regime accountable for all crimes committed against the Sudanese people. Can justice and accountability for past human rights abuses be delivered in Sudan any time soon? These are all tall orders, especially considering that important military members of the old regime are key players in the transitional government structures. Justice takes a long time to achieve and requires political courage, judicial independence and that the responsible are no longer key players. What can Sudan learn from transitional justice processes in Latin America?

Elin Skaar

Senior Researcher, Coordinator: Rights and Legal Institutions