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South Sudan: African Union’s abandoned commitment to justice in Africa: The case of the hybrid court for South Sudan

Index Number: AFR 65/6196/2022

It is seven years since the first peace deal was signed in South Sudan and with it a commitment made to set up a African Union-backed up Hybrid Court for South Sudan (HCSS) to investigate and prosecute war crimes and other human rights violations committed in the conflict since 2011. But the creation of the HCSS has been delayed. The establishment of the HCSS is an opportunity for the AU to demonstrate African leadership on justice for the most serious crimes in Africa, a real commitment to the organization’s principles and to demonstrate that the AU stands with survivors and victims of crimes for which impunity cannot be tolerated.

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