FULL DOCUMENT: REVITALIZED AGREEMENT ON THE RESOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN (R-ARCSS)

PREAMBLE:

Mindful of our commitment under the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan, 2011, (TCRSS) as amended, to lay the foundation for a united, peaceful and prosperous society based on justice, equality, respect for human rights and the rule of law;

Deeply regretting the scale of untold human suffering that had befallen our country and people as a result of disregarding this commitment;

Determined to compensate our people by recommitting ourselves to peace and constitutionalism and not to repeat mistakes of the past;

Recognizing the prime significance of preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country;

Cognizant that a federal system of government is a popular demand of the people of the Republic of South Sudan and the need for the RTGoNU to reflect this demand by way of devolution of more powers and resources to lower levels of government;

Pursuant to the decision of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) Assembly of Heads of State and Government at its 31st Extra-Ordinary Summit of 12 June 2017, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which decided: “to urgently convene a High-level Revitalisation Forum of the parties to the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), including estranged groups to discuss concrete measures, to restore permanent ceasefire, full implementation of the ARCSS, and to develop revised realistic timelines and implementation schedule towards democratic elections at the end of the Transitional Period”;

Reaffirming the commitments that we have solemnly undertaken in the ARCSS, the High-Level Revitalization Forum, the Khartoum Declaration and the Agreements on the Outstanding Security and Governance Issues;

We the Parties, comprising of Transitional Government of National Unity of the Republic of South Sudan (TGoNU), the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO), the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), Former Detainees (FDs), Other Political Parties (OPP), collectively referred to as the Parties, confirm our commitment to the “the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan” and do hereby resolve as follows:

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