South Sudan: ‘We are still running’: War crimes in Leer, South Sudan

In August 2015, after more than 20 months of intermittent negotiations, South Sudan’s warring parties finally agreed to the terms of a peace agreement—the Agreement on the Resolution of the Crisis in South Sudan (ARCSS). Despite this agreement, fighting continued in several parts of the country, and along with it a number of violations of international humanitarian law including murder and/or directing an attack against the civilian population or an individual civilian, sexual violence, slavery and sexual slavery, and destruction of civilian property, including food and other items needed for survival. This report describes events in Leer county, Unity state, between August and December 2015, where government forces violated their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law.

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