Publications

Transitional Justice for Stabilizing South Sudan: Lessons from Global and Local Contexts

Authors: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 21/07/2016

The Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) contains important provisions on transitional justice, including a mandate to put on trials those responsible for masterminding atrocities during the 2013-2015 war.


The Importance of Judicial Independence to the Administration of Justice: The Case of South Sudan

Authors: Mark A. Wek Deng

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 05/07/2016

We live in an era where the need to ensure proper administration of justice has never been so imperative. However, the fulfilment of this desire, as an aspiration of every citizen, depends largely on the competence, independence, and integrity of judges as the custodians of the laws.


Development Assistance versus Humanitarian Aid: Which will Help South Sudan to Move out of its Perennial Crisis Mode

Authors: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 28/06/2016

Seven weeks since the Transitional government of National Unity was formed, however, international development assistance to South Sudan remains shut. The countries that sponsored South Sudan’s peace process have suggested that they have not really cut aid to South Sudan, but have simply channeled it toward humanitarian programs and away...


Transparency and Accountability in South Sudan’s Petroleum Industry

Authors: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 03/05/2016

Transparency and accountability have become international norms due to inherent range of social, economic and political benefits. These benefits include the reduction of corruption, minimization of conflict over natural resources, building of trust among government, extractive companies, and citizens, enabling of regulatory authorities to hold extractive companies, government institutions, and...


South Sudan’s Transitional Government of National Unity: A Solution to the Country’s Instability or Mere Elite Pact of Self-Preservation?

Authors: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 30/04/2016

After many delays, Riek Machar, leader of the armed opposition, Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), finally returned to Juba on April 26, 2016, bringing with him cautious happiness among the populace who had been desperately anticipating the return of peace since December 2013.


Making Sense of South Sudan’s New Petroleum HSE Management Systems and Plan Regulations

Authors: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 28/04/2016

Environmental conditions in South Sudan’s petroleum producing areas have continued to deteriorate. This is demonstrated by recent reports of oil leaks and spills, inappropriate handling of produced water and mud pits, birth defects, people and animals getting sick and dying after drinking water contaminated by petroleum activities (Moro, 2014, Rueskamp...


The Challenge of Constitutionalism and Separation of Powers Doctrine in South Sudan

Authors: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 26/04/2016

The Republic of South Sudan, although fairly nascent as an independent state, aspires to become a democracy that embraces constitutionalism. Constitutionalism is simply a commitment to restrain the power of state and government to the will of people.


National Security Versus Basic Liberties: Human Rights Challenges in South Sudan

Authors: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 11/04/2016

Although South Sudan publicly commits to a culture of human rights protection, whether through the bill of rights in the national constitution or by creating a cabinet level human rights commission or the establishment of a parliamentary committee on human rights or other public pronouncements to this effect, human rights...


The Impact of Public Spending on Infant and Under-five Health in South Sudan

Authors: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: American Journal of Medical Research

Type: External

Date: 25/03/2016

Keyword(s): South Sudan, multilevel mixed-effects, child health, demography, early age mortality, health spending, state effectiveness

ABSTRACT. Using nationally representative household sample survey, census, and state financial data, this analysis examines the relationship between child health and per capita health spending in South Sudan. The nexus between public health spending and health outcomes lends insights into state effectiveness in service delivery.


Sporadic Fuel Crisis in South Sudan: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

Authors: Nyathon James Hoth Mai, Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Special Reports

Date: 03/03/2016

Keyword(s): South Sudan

South Sudan has encountered waves of periodic fuel crisis since 2011. The government has attempted quick-fix measures, but the crisis has continued unabated. Despite a number of speculations surrounding this matter, however, the actual causes and impacts are not necessarily well understood.


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