The Revitalised Peace Agreement in South Sudan

The Revitalised Peace Agreement and its Prospects in South Sudan: A Conversation with Alan Hamson, Canada’s former Ambassador to
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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After almost five years of civil war, in September 2018 the Government of South Sudan and opposition forces signed the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). Some praise the accord for possible ceasefire, power sharing, security sector reform, renewed oil production and democratic elections. Others worry about failure like previous peace agreements, as it reflects a lack of political will to address fundamental issues like concentration of power, impunity for human rights violations and pervasive insecurity for internally displaced persons and others, especially in rural areas.

What are the terms of the R-ARCSS? What are its provisions for monitoring and enforcement? What are the incentives and disincentives for compliance by power holders? What roles are South Sudanese civil society organisations and regional actors playing in the implementation process? How are Canada and other international partners responding and contributing to the accord?

Guest speaker: Alan Hamson was Canada’s Ambassador to South Sudan from 2016-2018. He is currently Director of Strategic Planning and Coordination in Global Affairs Canada’s Peace and Stabilization Operations Program.

Co-chairs: Stephen Baranyi (uOttawa Professor and CIPS/FSRN Coordinator) and Bruce Montador (Chair, Africa Study Group, National Capital Branch).