South Sudan – 18 March 2016

South Sudan: UN Should Create Rights Monitor

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should appoint a special rapporteur to monitor and document human rights violations and promote justice in South Sudan. South Sudan’s human rights situation is currently before the council.

“The situation in South Sudan calls for urgent action,” said John Fisher, Geneva director at Human Rights Watch. “A UN special rapporteur is needed not just to monitor the ongoing abuses, but also to contribute to justice and accountability.”

Human Rights Watch


President Kiir appoints members of Latjor state parliament

South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, has issued a republican order appointing members of legislative assembly for a newly created Latjor state in implementation of the new 28 states he created in October last year.

This comes after the unilateral decision to divide up the country and expand the constitutionally recognized 10 states to 28, despite signing a peace agreement to end 21 months of war with armed opposition and other stakeholders on the basis of 10 states in August 2015.

Sudan Tribune