Civil society

Courts as Local Civil Authority in South Sudan

The new JSRP report ‘Negotiating Justice: courts as local civil authority during the conflict in South Sudan’ authored by Rachel Ibreck, Hannah Logan, and Naomi Pendle sets out findings from a project observing 600 customary and statutory court cases in South Sudan over a period of a year from July 2015 to July 2016.  JSRP worked with twenty South […]

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    South Sudan: For every corrupt general, there are thousands who wish only for peace

South Sudan: For every corrupt general, there are thousands who wish only for peace

Following the recent outbreak of violence in Juba, South Sudan, JSRP researchers Rachel Ibreck, Naomi Pendle and Alex de Waal examine the background to the resurgent civil war in a topical blogpost for African Arguments, ‘South Sudan: For every corrupt general, there are thousands who wish only for peace’, and highlight the need for processes of justice to be part […]

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    ‘For God and my country’ – Fighting the (spirits of) Violence and Chaos in Uganda’s Elections

‘For God and my country’ – Fighting the (spirits of) Violence and Chaos in Uganda’s Elections

Through prayer, civic education, summons, pastoral letters and the public blessing of politicians, religious leaders have been doing their best over the past few months to influence the Ugandan elections held February 18th this year. In the limelight, many of the nation’s most prominent religious leaders have campaigned for peaceful, free and fair elections, while others use their pulpits and […]