Nairobi, February 11, 2016 (SSNA) — African Centre for Transitional Justice (ACT-J) is calling for the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) within this month in order to have enough time for proper Transitional Justice Machanisms to be put in place in South Sudan.
Since the crisis erupted in 2013 December, most of the civilians got killed by the South Sudanese Leaders and nothing has been acheave yet to make proper accounatabilty and Justice. Cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity and cases related to genocide need to be tackle at this particular period of time instead of wasting time, talking always of formation of government and nothing is achieve is meaningless.
Since the Compromised Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed by the warring parties in Addis-ababa on 14th of Aughust 2015, there is no absolute mechanism put across for the full implementation of peace agreement. Parties are still on the issue of 28states creation by the government of South Sudan and lack of commitment by both parties is also identify as one of major concern that delays the all process of implementation.
ACT_J is taking this time, calling for the parties concern to form their government and give enough time for accountability on human rights violations and abuses, peace building, democratisation processes and rule of law in South Sudan to be put in place and tackle issues of war crimes, crimes against humanity and cases related to genocide that need urgent solutions in order for citizens to focus on national healing agenda.
Time wasting by the Government of South Sudan (GRSS) and Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM/IO) in delaying the formation of the unity government should not be tolerated 2 at this crucial time where most of the citizens are looking for the issues to address keys agenda like peace building and proper accountability on the human rights violations that happened across the Country.
We are calling for International Comunity, regional leaders to give their pressure to the warring parties or impose sanctions or coming up with another strategic plan that can bring a lasting peace to South Sudanese Cummunities, and allow enough time for proper Transitional Justice Machanisms to come in. Delayment of the formation of the (TGoNU) at this period of time is also delayment of Justice and accountability.
Transitional Justice Machanisms and proper accountability is what South Sudanese citizens want at this crucial period of time.
African Centre For Transitional Justice (ACT-J) is non-political, non-governmental organisation formed by professional South Sudanese Journalists and Lawyers to address issues of Transitional Justice Machanism and accountability, Human Rights monitoring and documentation, Democracy and Governance and Peace building in South Sudan. ACT-J is a registered organisation and its Head office in Nairobi Kenya and having Branch in Juba.
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Peter Gai Manyuon, Executive Director , African Centre for Transitional Justice (ACT-J) Website:www.act-j.org Emails; firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com Cell phones; +254-736425766/+254-792488957