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Local peace agreement in Abyei: achievements, challenges and opportunities

Ochaya Lino, Martin (2020) Local peace agreement in Abyei: achievements, challenges and opportunities. . Conflict Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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In February 2016, after a series of meetings between Ngok Dinka and Misseriya chiefs, a peace agreement was signed in Noong (west of Abyei). The local mediation was initiated in 2015 by Chief Nyuon Pagot, after a lack of cooperation between the two communities since the 2011 Abyei conflict. During this period, Concordis, an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), became involved to provide logistical support, and to help facilitate the meetings. The main implementation mechanism for the 2016 agreement was the formation of the Joint Community Peace Committee (JCPC) comprised of 10 Ngok Dinka and 10 Misseriya. This governing body’s functions included coordinating with UNISFA, organising migration conferences, supporting conflict resolution, ruling on compensation, and overseeing the work of its sub-committees, including the community police committee, a court, and a committee on trade. There is also a detention centre (two containers) provided by UNISFA. The agreement and JCPC have been lauded for reducing the number of killings and incidences of violence conflict. Peaceful pastoralist migrations into the Abyei area are now taking place.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: Conflict and Civil Society
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2020 07:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:31

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