South Sudan

South Sudanese Military Court Delivers Guilty Verdict Against Soldiers Convicted Of The Brutal Rape And Murder

In early September, the South Sudanese Military Court held ten soldiers guilty for the crime of brutal ‘rape against foreign aid workers and the murder of a South Sudanese journalist during 2016.’ Indeed, news sources have defined the crime ‘as the worst attack against foreigners.’ The court ordered that a […]

Peace Deals But No Peace: Humanitarian Law Violations In South Sudan

In early August, 2018, President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar began peace talks with a permanent ceasefire and a power sharing arrangement. By the end of the month, two rounds of negotiations had concluded and a finalized peace deal was produced. South Sudanese Foreign Minister, Al-Dierdiry Ahmed, reported that […]

Delays To Prosecute Crimes Against Humanity In South Sudan Unacceptable

South Sudan, the youngest UN member state, has been in a state of civil war since 2013. This conflict between the government of President Salva Kiir and the opposition forces of former Vice President Riek Machar is characterized by grave abuses on both sides, including reports of indiscriminate shooting of […]