A new report by The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies describes the human rights situation in South Sudan. Civilians in the country continue experiencing displacement and suffer from widespread human rights abuses and international crimes.

A new report by The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies describes the situation in South Sudan regarding human rights. It’s a hair-raising read. Systematic murders, rapes, robberies and recurring assaults in all forms.

Civilians in South Sudan continue experiencing displacement and suffer from widespread human rights abuses and international crimes, including conflict-based ethnic, political, sexual, and gender-based violence.

The Esperanza Protocol - Human Rights

From the reports received, at least 98 human rights abuses and international crimes have occurred. This includes crimes against humanity such as rape, murder, looting or pillaging, abduction, arbitrary detention, torture, ill-treatment, forced disappearance, forced displacement, damages to property, and recruitment of child soldiers,

As documented by the local monitors up through August 2021, tensions between the Government and opposition forces persist and have only escalated as calls for demonstrations and human rights violations continue to go unaddressed.

Furthermore, inter-state and intra-state violence escalation amongst armed youths has occurred. In addition to civilians and local communities being targeted with human rights abuses, an international NGO compound in New Fangak was also attacked, and its members were severely beaten.

Human Rights In South Sudan

The Constitution of South Sudan describes the country as “a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-racial entity where such diversities peacefully coexist”

Part One of the Constitution also states that “South Sudan is founded on justice, equality, respect for human dignity and advancement of human rights and fundamental freedoms”.

Part Two of the Constitution of South Sudan includes the Bill Rights and provides a comprehensive description of rights and liberties protected under the Constitution. It states that “[all] rights and freedoms enshrined in international human rights treaties, covenants and instruments ratified or acceded to by the Republic of South Sudan will be an integral part of this Bill”.

In this new report by ACJPS, you can read how the government complies with these declarations.

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Moreover, I think al-Burhan has lost all dignity, honor and identity.
He is an enemy of God, the Sudanese, and the humanity.

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