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SPLM-IO calls to establish Hybrid Court for South Sudan


South Sudanese soldiers wait for their verdict at the military court in Juba, South Sudan, on September 6, 2018. (AFP photo)
March 2, 2020 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO Sunday has called to speed up the establishment of the hybrid court for South Sudan which should be established by the transitional national unity government in cooperation with the African Union.

The Hybrid Court, the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing, and Compensation and Reparation Authority are the three mechanisms agreed in the revitalized peace agreement to achieve transitional justice in South Sudan after five years of civil war.

Manawa Peter Gatkuoth SPLM-IO Deputy Chairperson of the National Committee for Information and Public Relations told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that the peace pact is designed to deliver transitional justice pointing to the need to speed up the operationalisation of the three mechanisms particularly the hybrid court.

"This is the right time for IGAD’s and African Union to establish the Hybrid Court of South Sudan because that’s the only way to move the country towards reconciliation and healing," said Gatkuoth.

"Without implementing the Transitional justice it will be difficult for R-TGoNU to complete the peacebuilding process in the country," he stressed.

In line with the peace pact, the hybrid court should be established within three months of the establishment of the revitalized national unity government. but before the government has to sign with the African Union a memo of understanding negotiated in 2017.

A UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan in a report released on 31 January 2020 said the establishment of the Hybrid Court has been marked by delay and obstruction by the Government.

The report further recommended to "Make contingency preparations for unilaterally establishing a hybrid court, in line with the decisions made by the Peace and Security Council, in the event that the Government of South Sudan fails to meet the deadline to establish the Court".

In December 2019, the Office of the Legal Counsel of the African Union indicated that the draft statute of the hybrid court had been finalized,

The SPLM-IO media official stressed that no one shall be exempted from criminal responsibility on account of their official capacity as a government official as stipulated in the agreement.

Detention facilities

In a related issued, Gatkuoth called for transparency on the security agencies and detention centres as the transitional period has just begun.

"SPLM-IO calling for the declaration of all detention centres in the country operated by national security and military intelligence and any other force other than the police after the formation of the R-TGoNU," he said.

We commit ourselves to promote peace and security and guarantee rule of law, he further added


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  • 2 March 08:16, by Langbaar

    "SPLM-IO calls to establish Hybrid Court for South Sudan"!?
    There we go!. Typical thinking capacity of our ’Nuer ke nyantoc of old human beings people of human race’. Do the clowns even know what ’hybrid’ is in English language? I guess not. Jumping from A to B without finishing A is absolutely how our ’Nuers ke nyantoc’ low lives including their fake PhD doctor think>>>>

    • 2 March 08:30, by Langbaar

      This Manawa Gatkuoth piece of trash must take a leaf from James Gadet Dak. Playing propaganda on behave of foreign powers to destroy South Sudan and and the South Sudanese people in foreign capitals and foreign hotels, bars and brothels isn’t going to be entertained some of these days. Really if you ask these sub-humans Nuers and their backers>>>

      • 2 March 09:13, by Langbaar

        How much money are these low lives going to contribute to their bloated so-called government of national unity. Which is alleged to have 5 unelected vice presidents, would have 550 unelected MPs, and so on? Our ’foolish Nuer ke nyantoc low lives have not come out with their budget’ for their damn unwanted so-called government of national unity>>>

        • 2 March 09:34, by Langbaar

          but they think, their ’usual propaganda machines’ they had used in foreign capitals, bars and brothels would again come and fly inside South Sudan. Good luck fellows, the world doesn’t work that way. First of all. Let any evil bring the damned so-called *UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights bullshits into our country and over our people again*>>>

          • 2 March 09:40, by Langbaar

            And that piece of trash would be ask as dead. *No one wants the evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some of their Bantus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and creeps of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans and other bunch of low lives who covet our country>>>

            • 2 March 09:52, by Langbaar

              and our people* lowly informed our ’Nuers ke nyantoc low lives’*. Ask your own damn sorry selves, why you are the most foolish and lowly educated South Sudanese? Because you believe in fantasies that are not considered by South Sudanese. Your Riek Machar had long since died in Juba in 2016. All these nonsense are all about to geopolitically chess game or football play South Sudan>>>

              • 2 March 10:04, by Langbaar

                just like next door; Eastern DR Congo, Central Africa republic (C.A.R), Angola, Mozambique, some of their creeps in West Africa low lives in West Africa, Middle East, Cuba, South America, some Asian countries and Eastern European countries during their so-called "COLD WAR". Our ’Nuers ke nyantoc low lives’, this is not a *COLD WAR*, but ’a hot war’>>>>

                • 2 March 10:14, by Langbaar

                  Lowly informed fools, call me ’mentally ill again’. If you fools can, but be warned, I am one of the boys who will again bomb your masters out of our country and over our people, out of our El Khartoum, the whole of Gambella region, Djibouti, with the *French legions, the US army and some of their creeps we don’t consider them anything into ’Red sea’ and into *Yemen, Saudi Arabia and closed>>>

                  • 2 March 10:20, by Langbaar

                    the ’Suez canal’ and bomb everything that is connected to evil juus (so-called israel), white Americans, English people and some of their creeps in between who worship those vermin*, reasons chap, pure HATRED and RACISM. The owners have taken back their country fools. We are the ancient Egyptian fools.>>>>>

                    • 2 March 10:36, by Langbaar

                      back to how we are going to bomb our enemies, we are going to bomb them out of South Africa, Namibia (we may have some problems with Germans in Namibia), but we are going to bomb them out of Namibia nevertheless. We are going to bomb these vermin out of ’Zimbabwean’, We respect of Zimbabwe, Here in South Sudan, we respect Zimbabweans people--->>>>

                      • 2 March 10:44, by Langbaar

                        "Mr. Robert Mugabe,----didn’t went and die in *Singapore*, never ever. Singapore is not *a country, so does Hong Kong*, *the US, Saudi Arabia, their evil juus (so-called israelis). Mr. Robert Mugabe was put in jail by *a low life piece of trash, Mr. Ian smith in Zimbabwe*>>>>>>>>>

                        • 2 March 10:51, by Langbaar

                          Mr. Robert Mugabe was put in jail for eleven (11) years by Mr. Ian Smith, Mr. Ian Smith was just a low life, he went and died in South Australia. Sarah Hassan-young counry, be very careful fools. Robert Mugabe doesn’t even asked the *so-called white farmers in 2000, for land reforms*. The evil white criminals>>>

                          • 2 March 11:01, by Langbaar

                            own most of the lands land in Zimbabwe,. ’In Harare and Bulawayo’. *Cecil Rhode/Rhode scholars* in Africa are from *Zimbabwe*. Here in South Sudan, game is is over fellows. We are the ’ancients Egyptian fools’.>>>>>

                            • 2 March 11:29, by Langbaar

                              Cambridge university is where *We all send our well informed boys and girls* in the devil infested island, University of Cambridge. Oxford university *you are not equal to us, not even in the slightest fools.*. I will go and study in *University of Lund, Sweden.*, The people of ’Sweden are the ones who help, refugees>>>>

    • 2 March 12:56, by Midit Mitot

      Pakuai renamed(Langbhaar),

      We are in peace, can you reduced your traumatic words against other parties?

      • 3 March 05:44, by Chiir

        What are these people thinking with their "bottoms "? First thing first; form the government, health the social fabric, give food, security and rebuild. Remember everyone will be a subject of this Hybrid court that you are asking for. Let’s clean up our asses before we start another fight!

  • 2 March 13:25, by MC GLazz

    one step of change ,,, go ahead with that decision

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