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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Hybrid Court for South Sudan

Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 June 2023

International crimes — International humanitarian law — International criminal courts and tribunals, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 This entry provides analysis on accountability mechanisms agreed to by the parties to the armed conflict in South Sudan and the role of the African Union (AU) in establishing the Hybrid Court for South Sudan (‘HCSS’). This hybrid justice mechanism aims to provide an opportunity for the South Sudanese to engage with their history and past, to discover the truth about human rights violations, and to attend to the needs of victims of international crimes. 2 The entry deals with the jurisdiction of the HCSS over war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, and...
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