The Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS)

PRIO Report

Stamnes, Eli; & Cedric de Coning (2022) The Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), FAIR Case Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.

​Only two years after South Sudan gained its independence in 2011, the power struggle between President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar resulted in an atrocious civil war. In 2015, the signing of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), which was brokered by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), led to a temporary pause in the fighting, but it was reignited within a few months. New efforts at peace negotiations followed, eventually resulting in the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), finalized in September 2018. These latter negotiations are the topic of this case brief.