Publications

Understanding the Imperative of A People-Centered Constitution in South Sudan

Authors: Zacharia Diing Akol

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 14/11/2016

 As South Sudanese warring parties are set, albeit be grudgingly, to embark on implementing the peace agreement they signed in August 2015, a sense of cautious optimism is being expressed, and rightly so. Since it broke out in mid-December 2013, the war has heavily inflicted on the young nation untold...


The Flaws in Kate Almquist Knopf’s Call for Trusteeship in South Sudan

Authors: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 20/10/2016

 There have been flurries of calls to place South Sudan under the UN trusteeship. The calls come mostly from the U.S. experts, with the most recent one coming from Hon. Kate Almquist Knopf, who testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.


The Proliferating Rebellion in South Sudan: Its Explanations and Implications

Authors: Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 11/10/2016

For nearly a decade now, several armed groups have emerged all over the country, with some of them sometimes signing agreements with the government that last only a very short time. What normally follows, as historically evident, is a cycle of rebellions and sojourning political settlements, with rebel leaders shuttling...


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.


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