Briefing Note - Workshop ITJR in South Sudan

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This briefing note summarizes the discussions during a workshop organized on 7 November 2014 at the Juba Civic Engagement Center in Juba, South Sudan.2 The workshop provided a platform to present a research project entitled, “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan”, to gauge the relevance of the proposed questions and methods, and… Read more »

Search for a new beginning

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This report presents the findings of a survey on perceptions of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in South Sudan. Over a six-month period from October 2014 to April 2015, the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), interviewed 1,525 individuals in 11 locations across six of the ten states of South Sudan… Read more »

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 »