The threat by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the UN Security Council to enact a comprehensive sanctions regime against South Sudan's warring parties has elicited mixed responses.
Some argue that sanctions would help leverage key actors that are impeding the peace process, while others maintain that sanctions would make resolving the South Sudanese conflict more complicated and would, in fact, be undermined by regional interests.
This seminar will examine the viability and likely efficacy of a sanctions regime, including the possibility of an arms embargo against South Sudan.
Chair: Emmanuel Kisiangani, Senior Researcher, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis division, ISS Nairobi
- David K Deng, Research Director, South Sudan Law Society
- Dr George Omondi, Executive Secretary, African Research and Resource Forum
- Elizabeth Ashamu Deng, South Sudan Researcher, Amnesty International
For more in depth analysis, download the East Africa Report 'Reviewing options for peace in South Sudan' by Emmanuel Kisiangani
Also by Emmanuel Kisiangani on South Sudan 'The double-edged sword of sanctions'