February 12, 2009

"There is No Protection"

Insecurity and Human Rights in Southern Sudan

I. Acronyms
II. Summary
III. Recommendations
To the Government of National Unity
To the Government of Southern Sudan
To the United Nations and International Donors
IV. Methodology
V. Background
The Comprehensive Peace Agreement
The Road Ahead
Southern Sudan
VI. Context: Southern Sudan's Fragile Security Environment
External Threats
Internal Threats
Human Rights Concerns in the Lead Up to 2009 National Elections
VII. Southern Sudan's Human Rights Challenges
Lack of Civilian Protection
Weak Police Response
Human Rights Consequences of Using SPLA to Keep Public Order
Case Study from Eastern Equatoria, June 2008..
The Civilian Disarmament Challenge
Case Study from Rumbek, September 2008..
VIII. Abuses by Security Forces
Trend of Criminality by Soldiers and Police
Land Disputes Involving Abusive Soldiers
IX. Abusive Practices in the Administration of Justice
Military Arrests and Detentions
Police Arrests and Detentions
Discrimination Against Women and Girls
Poor Conditions of Detention
Lack of Oversight of Detentions by Judicial Institutions
X. Lack of Accountability for Human Rights Violations
XI. The Role of UN and International Donors