South Sudan Human Rights Commission urges parties to renew their commitment to peace.
Juba, South Sudan
March 24, 2022 — South Sudan’s Human Rights Commission raised concerns over the decision taken by the SPLM-IO Political Bureau endorsing the position of its members which has suspended its participation in meetings of RJMEC and other mechanism.
This comes less than 48 hours after the SPLA-IO/SPLM-IO boycotted the meeting of the RJMEC and muted its participation in future meetings until the continuous attacks against their forces are addressed once and for all.
In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia on Tuesday, the South Sudan Human Rights Commission says it is disturbed by the unnecessary tension between peace partners of the agreement.
“.. The South Sudan Human Rights Commission is alarmed and concerned with the ongoing political and military tension among the major peace partners”,the statement reads.
According to the statement, on the 22nd of March 2022, the South Sudan Human Rights Commission, with dismay, learnt that the SPLM-IO Political Bureau approved its suspension from participation from various Mechanisms created by R-ARCSS.
It says such move undermines peace and could likely return the nation back to square one.
“.. Such unilateral actions by a major peace partner at a time when debate regarding the full and unselective implementation of the remaining provisions of the agreement is warranted, is highly likely to undermine the spirit of collegiality and cooperation reflected in the agreement, and threatens the gains that have already been achieved “, the statement added.
According to the statement, the South Sudan Human Rights Commission urges all parties to the R-ARCSS and R-TGONU to renew their commitment to the full implementation of the peace agreement.
“. The Commission equally urges the SPLM-IO and its military wing to reconsider its withdrawal from the participation from the joint security mechanisms and resume its efforts to finding an amicable solution to the impeding deadlock”, the statement further appealed.