Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan

Published
2014
Author(s)
Justice Africa
Institution/organisation
Justice Africa
NGO associated?
Summary
For generations, the people of South
Sudan have suffered, violent conflict,
mass atrocity, injustice and famine-related
crimes. Outsiders have repeatedly
inflicted abuses, and tragically the South
Sudanese have also committed abuses
against one another. But there are many
South Sudanese who oppose violence:
they are building coalitions for peace,
trying to make existing institutions work,
or seeking reforms. They speak out in
pursuit of justice and reconciliation despite
threats, insecurity and violence.
Often their efforts go unrecognized or
supported while peace talks are focused
at national level, or outside the country.
South Sudan’s future depends on
strengthening everyday attempts to respond
to the injustices facing ordinary
citizens, and the social fractures that
are the legacy of war.
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