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South Sudan’s Cynical Bid to Block War Crimes Court

Expand A soldier walks past women carrying their belongings near Benitu, northern South Sudan, February 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Siegfried Modola Efforts to ensure justice for victims of widespread atrocity crimes committed during South Sudan’s civil war hit a low point this week with news that the government has hired US-based lobbyists with the express purpose of stopping the creation of a special war crimes court.    The Hybrid Court for South Sudan, set out in the country’s 2015 and 2018 peace deals, could be an important way to hold perpetrators to account for horrific abuses committed in a…

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