South Sudan has witnessed years of violent conflict since gaining independence, alongside mass population displacement and human rights violations. This volatile situation has made it difficult for the justice sector to deliver on its mandate of promoting the rule of law. Decades of uneven legal training in both Sharia law and common law further compound the weakness of the legal and judicial system.
IDLO is working to enhance the capacity of key justice sector institutions to provide legal education for the next generation of professionals and to administer justice for the people of South Sudan.
With the commitment to implementing the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, IDLO's activities in South Sudan worked to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 16. [ Find out more ]