Rule of Law

Rule of law is essential for security, economic growth and the provision of social services in South Sudan. It provides mechanisms for peaceful resolutions of conflicts, the certainty that allows the private sector to develop and flourish, and the access to justice that ensures respect for the human rights of every individual, including women and marginalized groups. UNDP has embedded Rule of Law Officers and Law Enforcement Advisors across the states to support Government counterparts to improve access to justice and rule of law in South Sudan.

Our Goals

The core objective of UNDP’s rule of law portfolio is to promote forms of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities, public and private, including the State itself, are accountable to laws that are publicly enacted, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, and which are consistent with international human rights norms and standards. The programme also aims to promote justice as an ideal of accountability and fairness in the protection and vindication of rights as well as the prevention of and responsibility for wrongs. more

Rule of Law

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Our Stories

  • Alice Adye and volunteers after a paralegal training session by UNDP (left), Talking to police officers (right)

    Paralegals bring justice to South Sudan

    For people living with HIV, the risk of tuberculosis (TB) compounds the challenges they face. Between 10 to 20 percent of people living with HIV in South Sudan also have TB. more

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Exploring Transitional Justice Options for Post-Conflict South Sudan

Within the context of South Sudan, transitional justice mechanisms provide an opportunity to create a broad based and comprehensive dialogue on nation building.

This will signal an intention to break with the policies, politics and nuances of the past that led to the outbreak of violence. It also presents an opportunity to resolve and diffuse the political and ethno-social

considerations that led to the crisis.

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