Establishing a Mining Sector in Postwar South Sudan

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This report is based on research conducted in Juba, Torit, and Kapoeta during August and September 2012. The research provides an initial examination on the underdocumented issue of mining in South Sudan and seeks to provide the government of South Sudan with evidence-based recommendations that can help it to develop a regulatory framework that will… Read more »

Local Justice in Southern Sudan

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This study is the result of collaboration between the United States Institute of Peace and the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), leveraging the former’s broader work on customary justice and legal pluralism and the latter’s extensive knowledge of the region. This report empirically analyzes the current dynamics of justice at the local level, identifying priorities for… Read more »

Land Governance Assessment Framework: South Sudan Country Report

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This report was written nearly one year ago, a few weeks before a conflict erupted in Juba on 15 December 2013 and spread throughout much of the Upper Nile region. In the early days of the conflict, publishing a report about land governance hardly seemed like a priority. But a closer examination would have shown… Read more »

Transitional Justice Strategy for South Sudan

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The core elements of this strategy were developed at a conference on transitional justice in South Sudan held in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2014. The conference, entitled, Towards a New Beginning: A conference on truth, justice and reconciliation in South Sudan, brought together more than 60 South Sudanese and international participants for three days of… Read more »

Truth and Dignity Commission: A Proposal to Reconcile the Many Truths of South Sudan from 1972 to the Present

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This paper is the third 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 proposes the establishment of a truth commission, called the Truth and Dignity Commission, to investigate and report on patterns… Read more »

Challenges of Accountability: An assessment of dispute resolution processes in rural South Sudan

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This report presents findings from an assessment that the SSLS conducted on the accessibility of local justice systems across six rural counties of South Sudan. The assessment included a comprehensive household survey that examined the legal needs of populations residing in the six counties and the legal services that are available to service those needs,… Read more »

Handbook on Community Engagement: A ‘good practice’ guide to negotiating lease agreements with landowning communities in South Sudan

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This handbook was prepared as part of a yearlong project on community engagement in large-scale land investments. Over the course of the year, from August 2010 to July 2011, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) held ten roundtable discussions with communities, companies and government institutions involved with large-scale land investments in South Sudan and the… Read more »

Community Engagement Fundamentals: From the South Sudan Law Society’s Handbook on Community Engagement

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This pamphlet on Community Engagement Fundamentals is drawn from the South Sudan Law Society’s Handbook on Community Engagement. The practical tips and step-by-step instructions in these two documents can help companies to successfully negotiate lease agreements with landowning communities. They can help communities to prepare for the changes that come with high impact projects and… Read more »