Saturday, September 7, 2019

The case of the missing file

Appeals in South Sudan's "Terrain Hotel" military trial are on hold because no one can find the case file. The file was last seen in 2018 when it was forwarded to President Salva Kiir. Amnesty International's report observes:
While last year’s convictions were an important first step toward accountability for human rights violations in South Sudan, the authorities must ensure that justice takes its full course in this case. Under South Sudanese law, trials involving crimes against civilians should be heard by civilian courts, not military courts, as the Terrain Hotel case was.

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