Oct 29, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy(SSHURSA) welcomes the release of the final report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan(AUCISS). This report has been long overdue and its release is significant development. As the realities of atrocities are exposed, though series of denials and counter denials would likely surface, the report would however, partly contribute to smooth implementation of the signed peace agreement. By facing this report squarely by South Sudanese, its consequential effects, should be managed within the context of making paradigm shift towards a democratic federal republic of South Sudan.
It would be in the interest of peaceful South Sudan to implement the findings of this report though consecutively. SSHURSA calls on warring parties, other stakeholders and international partners to use the report to cement the implementation of peace agreement, establish and strengthen the institutions of governance which will help prevent the documented atrocities and use of state’s machinery by individuals to dismantle South Sudanese socio-political fabrics as the report alluded to.
As soon as the Transition Period being stipulated in signed peace agreement starts, the setting up of the Hybrid Court of South Sudan, Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing as well as Compensation and Reparation Authority is eminent and should be prioritised.
SSHURSA calls on South Sudanese people to use the report as a starting point to forge a new era of truth, peace, unity and sense of humanity with a resolve to never again cause such harms to each other or any of their neighbours.
SSHURSA is a non-political and non-profit-making national human rights organisation. It was founded on 5 June 2007, by South Sudanese lawyers and Law Students at Makerere Law Development Centre (LDC), Kampala, Uganda. In South Sudan, its operations started since 2009. VISION STATEMENT: “A democratic and human rights abiding South Sudan” MISSION STATEMENT: “To monitor, document and publish human rights status in South Sudan and to train general public on constitution, human rights, fundamental freedoms of an individual, transitional justice, rule of law and democracy to creating an informed, responsible, justice and good governance oriented South Sudan” For more information about above statement or SSHURSA, contact us on: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our webpage: www.sshursa.org