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FULL TEXT : South Sudan peace agreement

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT

AUTORITÉ INTERGOUVERNEMENTALE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT

AGREEMENT ON THE RESOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
17 AUGUST 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE

Table of contents………………………………………………………………
Acronyms………….……………………………………………………………….….1
PREAMBLE……………………………………………………………………….......3

Chapter I: Transitional Government of National Unity of the Republic of
South Sudan…………………………………………………………………….…..…5
1. Establishment, Seat and Term of TGoNU……………..…………………………...5
2. Mandate…………………………………………………………………………......5
3. Composition of TGoNU ………………………………………………………........6
4. Structure of the Executive of the Transitional Government of National Unity…......6
5. President of the Republic………………………………………………………........6
6. First Vice President of the Republic…………………………………………….......8
7. Vice President of the Republic……………………………………………………...9
8. Powers, Functions and Responsibilities Required to be Exercised Jointly
by the President, the 1st Vice President and the Vice President……………………10
9. Decision Making and Consultation Procedures in the Executive of the TGoNU….10
10. Council of Ministers………………………………………………………………..11
11. The Transitional National Legislative Assembly and Council of States …………..14
12. Judiciary………………………………………………………………………...…..15
13. Pre-Transitional Period and National Constitutional Amendment Committee ……15
14. Transitional Institutions and Mechanisms…………………………………………..17
15. Structure and Composition of State Governments in Conflict-Affected States.……17
16. National Elections ……………………………………………………………….….18

Chapter II: Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements…20
1. Permanent Ceasefire………………………………………………………………...…20
2. Separation, Assembly and Containment …………………………………………...….21
3. National Architecture for Permanent Ceasefire …………………………………….....22
4. Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring
Mechanism (CTSAMM) …………………………………………………………..….23
5. Transitional Security Arrangements……………………… ……………………..…...23
6. Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) …………………………………..…24
7. Unification of Forces ………………………………………………………………....26

Chapter III: Humanitarian Assistance and Reconstruction…….…………......27
1. Agreed Principles for Humanitarian Assistance and Reconstruction……………….....27
2. Special Reconstruction Fund ( SRF) ……………………………………………..........28

Chapter IV: Resource, Economic and Financial Management Arrangements..29
1. General Principles. …………………………………………………………………......29
2. Institutional Reforms ……………………………………………………………..……29
3. Review of National Legislation ………………………………………………...….….32
4. Resource Management ………………………………………………………......….…32
5. Environment protection..……………………………………………………..………...35
6. Public Finance and Economic Management.………………………………….……….35
7. Enterprise Development Fund ……………………………………………….…...........38
8. Economic and Financial Management Authority (EFMA)…………………………….39

Chapter V: Transitional Justice, Accountability, Reconciliation and Healing...40
1. Agreed Principles for Transitional Justice……………………………………………...40
2. Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH)………………......40
2.1. Establishment of the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and
Healing (CTRH)………………………………………………………………………..40
2.2. Mandate and Functions of the CTRH……………………………………….…..…41
2.3. Personnel and Appointment Procedures…………………………………….…..…42
2.4. Rights of Victims and Witnesses…………………………………………….….....42
3. Hybrid Court for South Sudan (HCSS)…………… …………………………….……..43
3.1. Establishment of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan (HCSS) …………….……….43
3.2. Jurisdiction, Mandate and Primacy…………………………………….…..……....43
3.3. Personnel and Appointment Procedures…………………..…………………....….43
3.4. Rights of Victims and Witnesses………………………………..…………….…...44
3.5. Criminal Responsibility, Convictions and Penalties…………………………….....44
3.6. Use of Findings, Documentation and Evidence …………………………………..44
4. Compensation and Reparation Authority (CRA) ……………………………...……….45
5. Ineligibility for Participation in the TGoNU or Sucessor Governments ……..……...45

Chapter VI: Parameters of Permanent Constitution …………………………....46
Chapter VII: Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)……........48
Chapter VIII: Supremacy of this Agreement and Procedures for Amendment
of the Agreement…………………………..…………………………………......... 50

Signatures of Parties, other Stakeholders, Adherents, Guarantors and Witnesses
to this Agreement……………………………….………………………………………....51

APPENDICES
Appendix I: Transitional Government of National Unity of the Republic of
South Sudan…………………………………………………………………...56
Appendix II (Diagram): Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements......59
Appendix III (Matrix): Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements…....60
Appendix IV: Humanitarian Assistance and Reconstruction……………………………….63
Appendix V: Resource, Economic and Financial Management Arrangements………….....64
Appendix VI: Transitional Justice, Accountability, Reconciliation and Healing…………..70
Appendix VII: Parameters of Permanent Constitution……………………………………...71
Appendix VIII: Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)………….……..... 72

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Final proposed compromise agreement for the South Sudanese conflict