South Sudan: Looking for justice: recommendations for the establishment of the hybrid court for South Sudan

Index Number: AFR 65/4742/2016

The August 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Crisis in the Republic of South Sudan provided for the establishment of a Hybrid Court for South Sudan with a mandate to investigate and prosecute individuals bearing criminal responsibility for violations of international law and/or applicable South Sudanese law committed from 15 December 2013 through the end of the transitional period. In this briefing paper, Amnesty International and FIDH present key recommendations on the structure and institutional framework of the HCSS, in order to ensure that the court effectively achieves accountability, meets international fair trial standards, has national legitimacy, and incorporates the best practices of other hybrid and ad hoc tribunals.

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