Transitional Justice in South Sudan: Context and Prospects

Decades of civil war and ethnic tensions have deeply divided South Sudan and led to widespread human rights abuses and atrocities. The government’s clashes with rebel factions and ethnic strife fuel widespread violence and displacement. In this note, Juliet Ugwu and Michael Addo contextualize the need for transitional justice in South Sudan, dating back to its pre-independence. They also outline the success and limitations of key transitional justice initiatives while showing where prospects lie for TJ in South Sudan.

This note was produced with the support from the African Union and the European Union.


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