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Roger Alfred Yoron Modi discusses Access to Justice, Judicial Reform & R-ARCSS on Beyond the Headlines

Last Week (Wednesday 2nd(, I was interviewed for this week's episode of Beyond the Headlines by Eunice Malath, the host of the Program. Issues diccused are about Access to Justice, Judicial Reform and the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS). You can watch the program on… Continue reading Roger Alfred Yoron Modi discusses Access to Justice, Judicial Reform & R-ARCSS on Beyond the Headlines

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On latest UN Security Council Briefing on South Sudan (Part One)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 8th March 2022 While in this month of March the United Nations Security Council is due to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) before its expiry date of 15th, so far, during yesterday’s Briefing on South Sudan, Members of the Council also examined the role of… Continue reading On latest UN Security Council Briefing on South Sudan (Part One)

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Cycle of “Peace” Agreements in South Sudan: Until When? To What End?

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 28th February, 2022 Several questions can be asked about the South Sudan crises, this can include: why the continuous cycle of peace agreements and transitional government? Until when? Are these deliberate making by the South Sudanese, in collaboration with some in regional, international communities and bodies involved? Until when? While… Continue reading Cycle of “Peace” Agreements in South Sudan: Until When? To What End?

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On Access to Justice, Judicial Reform in South Sudan (Part 3)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 24th February 2022 This article seeks to provide answers and understanding on access to justice, judicial reform matters in South Sudan that are related to topics of Federalism, decentralization of powers to lower levels of government, including judicial powers and their structures, topics that generate mixed views and controversies regarding the… Continue reading On Access to Justice, Judicial Reform in South Sudan (Part 3)

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On Access to Justice, Judicial Reform in South Sudan (Part 2)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 15th February, 2022 Despite delays and some actions regarding the the reform of the Judiciary in South Sudan per the R-ARCSS continue to be mentioned, the credibility of those reforms and concerns about the process and improvements are mainly the responsibility of the parties to the agreement, civil society, regional… Continue reading On Access to Justice, Judicial Reform in South Sudan (Part 2)

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On Access to Justice, Judicial Reform in South Sudan (Part 1)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 11th February 2022 The Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan has recommended that the Government strengthen the independence and capacity of the judiciary and national justice institutions. UNHCR has also recommended that South Sudan: reinforce the organizational structures of the police, prosecution, court and prison services through vetting, oversight… Continue reading On Access to Justice, Judicial Reform in South Sudan (Part 1)

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On “Garang Boys” & SPLM Vision: Controversies & Understanding

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 11th February 2022 Mixed views have been expressed regarding who “Garang Boys” are, what they stand for, as well as Garang and SPLM vision for South Sudan, New Sudan or Sudan is. This article looks at some views and arguments related to that, with a view of offering fair, balanced,… Continue reading On “Garang Boys” & SPLM Vision: Controversies & Understanding

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On South Sudan’s Third UPR Cycle at UN Human Rights Council (Part 2)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 7th February 2022 In Part One of this article, I mentioned that AI reported that South Sudan’s national human rights commission was mandated to monitor the rights and freedoms in the Bill of Rights and investigate complaints of human rights violations, but the President had not appointed a Chairperson, so… Continue reading On South Sudan’s Third UPR Cycle at UN Human Rights Council (Part 2)

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On Controversies about R-ARCSS Incorporation & lawmaking in South Sudan

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 7th February 2022 This article seeks to address the controversial arguments being made by many regarding the incorporation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) into the Transitional Constitution, as well as the challenges to do with alterations of laws, disappearances… Continue reading On Controversies about R-ARCSS Incorporation & lawmaking in South Sudan

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On South Sudan’s Third UPR Cycle at UN Human Rights Council (Part 1)

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi 3rd February 2022 This article, looks at this week’s Third Cycle of South Sudan’s Universal Periodic Review UPR at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland: National Report; Compilation of UN Information; and Summary of Stakeholders’ Information, with a focus on a few issues and a summary regarding submissions on… Continue reading On South Sudan’s Third UPR Cycle at UN Human Rights Council (Part 1)

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South Sudan MPs Salary Increase vs Reforms & Country’s “Most Corrupt” Rating  

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi 27th/January/2022 As mixed reactions continue to flow since the reports of the passing by the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislation Assembly of the Bill which, once assent to and signed into by the President, will increase the salaries of the legislators to 800,000SSP ($2,000 ) and other financial benefits such as an… Continue reading South Sudan MPs Salary Increase vs Reforms & Country’s “Most Corrupt” Rating  

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Links between South Sudan’s General Elections and Transitional Justice

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 27th January 2022 President Salva Kiir’s announcement that South Sudan’s General Elections will be held in 2023 continues to be cited, with highlights that other members of Presidency, and the parties to the R-ARCSS are yet to agree on a electoral timetable. Concerns regarding technicalities in the R-ARCSS to allow for free,… Continue reading Links between South Sudan’s General Elections and Transitional Justice

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On Promoting Criminal Accountability & Containing extrajudicial killings in South Sudan

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 26th January 2022 Yesterday, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan issued a statement saying it is deeply concerned over recent reports of attack in Baidit, Jonglei State alleged to have been carried out by armed Murle elements resulting in civilian casualties and temporary displacements.  “According to preliminary reports, some… Continue reading On Promoting Criminal Accountability & Containing extrajudicial killings in South Sudan

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In healing South Sudanese Armed Conflicts Related Prejudices, Impact & Implications  

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 22nd/Jan/2022 So much, online and offline, is going about South Sudan and the history of decades of various struggles and armed conflicts that led to its Independence, that all need a focus, not simply through passivity, but using facts, upholding the truth, the processes enshrined in the Transitional Constitution and… Continue reading In healing South Sudanese Armed Conflicts Related Prejudices, Impact & Implications  

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Issues around Ceasefire, Arms Embargo & Supporting South Sudan’s peace process

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, 19th January 2022 In his 2nd State of the IGAD Region Address dated 17th December, Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu, Ph.D said IGAD welcomes “the recent overtures of H.E. President Yoweri Museveni, alongside Kenya’s Special Envoy to South Sudan and the Troika Partners to hold the long-overdue retreat for the leadership of South Sudan as a confidence-building measure to… Continue reading Issues around Ceasefire, Arms Embargo & Supporting South Sudan’s peace process