South Sudan Law Society: ‘Improved Accountability Is the Only Path to Sustainable Peace’

A new report by Network member South Sudan Law Society (SSLS), Challenges of Accountability: An assessment of dispute resolution processes in rural South Sudan, provides an empirical analysis of how justice systems in the country attempt to meet the legal needs of rural populations caught up in vicious cycles of conflict.

The report offers a series of detailed recommendations for how the government and its international partners can help to improve access to justice for rural populations, including extending and strengthening justice services at the local government level to ensure greater access to justice in rural areas, and clarifying the role of paralegals and moving forward on plans to give them legal capacity to represent clients in court for minor disputes.

June 6, 2013 | Namati