A collection of papers and reports that analyse and evaluate issues related to justice, economy and politics in South Sudan following the country’s independence.





Policy Brief: Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan

The future of South Sudan depends upon widening opportunities for citizens to participate in public life and decision making without fear. Civil society organisations, community and religious leaders, and citizens have expressed demands for transformative justice and reconciliation processes to counter the dominant politics of violence and corruption.  READ MORE

Civil Forum Papers: S.Sudan Civil Forum I – Reflections on Peace

South Sudanese people have seen a long history of failed peace deals. Since the latest deadly conflict that has gripped South Sudan since December 15th 2013, civil society actors have sought to play an active role in shaping the peace process. The fighting between government forces and rebels led by former-Vice President Riek Machar, has produced human rights abuses, grave atrocities and suffering on a massive and tragic scale. According to UN estimates, the conflict is believed to have killed people in the tens of thousands and forcibly displaced over one million more.  READ MORE

S.Sudan Civil Forum II – Reflections on Justice and Reconciliation

South Sudanese people have been subject to human rights abuses, atrocities and suffering on a tragic scale prior to and since their independence in 2011. The conflict that has gripped South Sudan since 15 December 2013 is the most recent and stark example. Precipitated by a fracture within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), this conflict has divided the nation. Tens of thousands of people have been killed—including in large scale massacres such as those in the towns of Bor and Bentiu— and close to a million forcibly displaced.  READ MORE

Resource Governance: CSO Training Manual

Public expenditure tracking has proved to be an important tool in identifying challenges, inefficiencies and waste in service delivery. It has been successfully used in some cases to promote reforms leading to significant improvements in resource allocation. In some countries, this has promoted transparency and accountability in the generation and utilization of public resources.  READ MORE