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Can sanctions help end South Sudan's civil war?
Date: 18 March 2015
Time: 09h00 - 12h30
Venue: Conference room, ISS Nairobi, Braeside Gardens, off Muthangari Road, Lavington, map

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'

This event is made possible with funding from the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Kenya. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: Governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Conference room
ISS Nairobi
Braeside Gardens
off Muthangari Road
Samira Yusuf
Phone: +254 72 860 7642
Mobile: +254 72 296 5097
Emmanuel Kisiangani
Phone: +254 20 266 7208
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