South Sudan Moves to Establish Hybrid Court

2/12/2021

For more than two years, the establishment of the African Union Hybrid Court, a judicial body designed to redress human rights violations, had seemed to perpetually stalled, however the south Sudanese government has finally announced plans to go forward with the hybrid court.

The hybrid court is a feature of the peace agreement the country signed in 2018; but, failures to comply with other parts of the agreement delayed the formation of the court. Yasmin Sooka, chair of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, explained that in order for the government to retain its legitimacy, it will have to deliver its commitments, particularly reconstituting the transitional national legislative assembly.

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