Justice and security

Access to justice: perceptions of and experiences with violent crime in South Sudan

South Sudan

The report documents people’s experiences with justice after violent crimes, and finds that security and justice services are often unavailable, or considered inaccessible or inadequate. People with more time and resources to invest have a higher chance of obtaining justice for a crime. Both punishment of perpetrators and compensation of victims are considered vital elements of justice, yet overall justice remains unattainable for most victims of violent crimes. The lack of justice contributes to spirals of violence prevalent in South Sudan.

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