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Centre of Governance & Human Rights (CGHR)


CGHR Associate Dr Sarah Nouwen (Deputy Director at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law) and CGHR Co-Director Dr Sharath Srinivasan have collaborated with former CGHR Associate Dr Laura James on finalising an edited book, Making and Breaking Peace in Sudan and South Sudan published by Oxford University Press. 


Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 ended over two decades of civil war and led to South Sudan’s independence. Peacemaking that brought about the agreement and then sought to sustain it involved, alongside the Sudanese, an array of regional and Western states as well as international organisations. This was a landmark effort to create and sustain peace in a war-torn region. Yet, in the years that followed, multiple conflicts continued or reignited both in Sudan and in South Sudan. Peacemaking attempts multiplied. Authored by both practitioners and scholars, this volume grapples with the question of which, and whose, ideas of peace and peacemaking were pursued in the Sudans and how they fared. Bringing together economic, legal, anthropological and political science perspectives on over a decade of peacemaking attempts in the two countries it provides insights for peacemaking efforts to come in the Sudans and elsewhere.