Struggle for Oil Fuels Ongoing Human Rights Abuses in South Sudan

Struggle for Oil Fuels Ongoing Human Rights Abuses in South Sudan

More than five months have passed since the signing of a peace deal between the government of President Salva Kiir and the supporters of previously ousted Vice-President Riek Machar and other opposition groups. Yet conflicts and horrific human rights abuses continue, including forcible displacements, civilian killings, and mass rapes, according to a new report to be submitted to the Human Rights Council by the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan. Brutal atrocities have become especially prevalent in Unity State as competing forces struggle for control of the valuable oil resources. The report suggests that foreign oil companies may be implicated in this human rights crisis.  To learn more, read the articles below:
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