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S. Sudan opposition movements retain international law firm


October 23, 2019 (NAIROBI) – Members of South Sudan Opposition Movements (SSOM) alliance have retained services of Amsterdam and Partners LLP, an international law firm led by Robert Amsterdam.

Amsterdam and Partners LLP co-partner Robert Amsterdam (Getty)

As the legal entity representing the Real Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (R-SPLM), the National Salvation Front (NAS) and the South Sudan United Front (SSUF), Amsterdam & Partners LLP will reportedly be tasked with exploring international legal options to defend the rights of these parties and as well as for their members.

The international law firm will also highlight the ongoing corruption and human rights abuses allegedly taking place under the present government in order to bring accountability to those responsible.

"The people of South Sudan have been subjected to a series of systemic human rights violations by the current administration and its security services for years; something which the new nation may not recover from for a whole generation or more," Robert Amsterdam, founding partner of Amsterdam & Partners LLP said in a statement.

He added, "These reprehensible acts of state aggression and violence episodes that have not been seen since the days of Omar Hassan al-Bashir require a robust and broad response from the international community to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable."

The South Sudanese opposition movement alliance was formed at The Hague, Netherlands on August 30, 2019 in response to what the group described as the violation of the full implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) by the government of President Salva Kiir.

The alliance, during the meeting held at The Hague, called for genuine truth and justice in South Sudan for the deaths of over 400,000 South Sudanese citizens under the regime of President Kiir.

"To date, no justice has been delivered to the many victims of this long-running conflict, which we argue was instigated by Mr. Salva Kiir himself in December 2013,” said Amsterdam.

"Lawmakers and stakeholders need to understand that this lobbying spending is aimed at laundering Kiir’s image and halting the formation of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan and covering up years of crimes and abuses," he added.

The international law firm is known for representing African political figures such as Bobi Wine of Uganda, Tundu Lissu of Tanzania, former President Rupiah Banda of Zambia, among other personalities.

South Sudan descended into war in December 2013 when President Kiir accused the country’s former Vice President Riek Machar of plotting a coup, allegations he denied.

In September 2018, the rival factions involved in the conflict signed a peace deal to end the conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over 2 million people in the country.

In May, the two sides agreed to form a unity government in six months and in September said that they will establish a transitional government by November 12 as part of the peace accord.


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  • 24 October 2019 04:31, by Games

    Damn! Salva Kiir Mayardit and his gangs so call security organs may enjoy their short term killing of innocents people, but will pay significant prices in a long term.

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    • 24 October 2019 08:26, by South South

      Those private law firms are useless and they are after money only. No one will listen to them. Only people who are mentally retarded like Games Nuer can celebrate this fucking news. If you want to rule South Sudan, you need to organize your people and have very strong army. This is what Kiir Mayardit has, powerful army and his people. He will rule as long as he wants.

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      • 24 October 2019 08:47, by Joseph Canada

        Hahaha. South, do you have any idea of what that law means? Hahaha

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        • 24 October 2019 09:40, by james john luka

          Make hay while the sun shines, but you will not be spared. Bunch of Thieves and murders!!! No way! you are part of the mess and if justices need done in South Sudan, you will not escape it.

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        • 24 October 2019 11:47, by The Rhino

          Joseph Canada,

          Dinka rapists,murderers,thieves,looters and all offenders will be brought before the grand court and punished.That day is coming, its just a matter of time.No criminal will dodge or escape accountability and justice.We’ll guarantee that all victims receive answers and relief to torments they have gone through, period!

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          • 24 October 2019 12:41, by South South

            The Rhino,
            I see Mundari women urinate standing like men, why? Shameful

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            • 24 October 2019 15:38, by The Rhino

              South South,

              We dignified KARO men in South Sudan always respect our women,we don’t watch them while pissing or shitting!Maybe this is your culture in Abyei,I don’t know.Its most likely you watched one of your Dinka relatives pissing while standing and mistook that for our honorable women,that’s your own problem.Look,everybody in your forsaken villages walks naked..humans,cows,goats,gorillas,....

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              • 24 October 2019 15:43, by The Rhino

                South South,

                ..dogs etc,how likely is it then, that it is not one of your women?After all, this is your inborn culture!Look South South,you are beginning to sound like that donkey ass invaded motherfucker ’Anthony’ the street bitch.Respect yourself,you savage!This is a public forum,damn it!

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              • 24 October 2019 19:35, by jubaone

                How can aryan jienges whose shitholes are draped with sand grains and dirt talk about Mundaris? These naked uncircumcised savages walked freely with their dangling penis that look like police whistles. We called them "abu sufara". Shut up jienge.

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      • 24 October 2019 11:31, by Games

        South South
        One county of Nuer would easily defeated your whole cowards community in an hour. Forget about the whole Nuer community. Machar and his very small groups fought Eastern Africa, Nuer sellout and Darfur rebels, but they resistance those groups and still standing firmly. You are nothing to us.

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        • 24 October 2019 15:23, by South South

          You need to visit Pagak so that we can discuss thing in private. I am in enjoy fish here. Roaming in diaspora is not a good thing.

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          • 24 October 2019 16:04, by The Rhino


            If you see an ugly muraheel ’South South’ in your area, shoot his ass.This vagrant is almost everywhere,searching food.In Equatoria all Cassava and goats gone, the jienges plundered everything.Chinese rice in Kakuma camp also gone!Now the damn hungry jienge is after fish in Upper Nile,disgusting!

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          • 24 October 2019 21:07, by jubaone

            South South
            Pagak was simply handed to you by renegade nyagats and proxies and you cowardly jienges did NOT fight at all. This time around, cunning and foxy jienges again fooled Gen. Ochan Puot to rebel against Riek by inciting an intra-Nuer war. That is what cowardly jienges best do. They NEVER fight except gossiping and backstabbing. Soon they will cry for UPDF, JEM or SPLM-N help.

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            • 24 October 2019 23:14, by The Rhino


              All jienges are renowned for their bigotry and backstabbing since 1950s!They alone are nothing.Even today as we speak,Equatorians in their gov’t are the ones polishing their international records,in Washington DC or South Sudan,but still they are ungrateful and disgusting.Just imagine,if Equatorians were to stand firm and united for the interest of Equatoria e.g,Martin Lomuro,..........

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              • 24 October 2019 23:29, by The Rhino


                ..James Wani Igga,Phillip Jada Natana and many more in Europe,Australia and countries in Africa,no savage would’ve ever promoted chaos and carnage in Equatoria.But I still believe in strong unity of Equatorians that will emerge one day.One which will shape the future of our next generations.Equatorians never deserve to be pushed to live in camps!We must learn to defend ourselves!

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  • 24 October 2019 09:58, by deng

    The three Rebels movement mentioned have contributed a lot in term of corruption, destruction in the country they just rebel when released from their positions. they were part of govnt since CPA.

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    • 25 October 2019 20:18, by Joseph Canada

      Deng, not more then the JCE and Kiir have contributed.So sad that i have to generalize Dinka here just because of your Born to Rule, that comes with Thuggary, Robbary, murder,raping and Nepotism (summed in one word as Animal like scavenging manner)
      You might deny this but Look at how Dinka brought shame to Black people in Australia is what you people want to do in South Sudan.

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      • 26 October 2019 03:44, by Pakuai

        Mr. Joseph Canada,
        Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan are "born to rule" , take it or leave it chap. We are ’the Ancient Egyptian Egyptian fool’ What is the name ’Joseph Canada once again?’. Mr. I told you before that l studied at ’your university of McGill, in Montreal, Canada. And I am one of the boys who help bombed your *Riek Machar, Caribbeans losers here in my home state of Jonglei,>>>>

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        • 26 October 2019 03:52, by Pakuai

          Upper Nile, our Gambella region, our El Khartoum; we would not welcome the vermin from the ’evils we are going to bomb to near oblivion’, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. How much do the *Indians, the UN, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their sleazy NGOs; ’the Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans, and other bunch evils here in South Sudan paid our>>>>

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        • 26 October 2019 04:32, by jubaone

          You lazy jienge, you could also tell us that it was the jienges who built the pyramids. Sadly though, they have forgotten how to build any now and can only sleep in the open luaks like their cows. Something went wrong here: cultural amnesia bordering idiocy.

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          • 26 October 2019 07:11, by Pakuai

            And who do you losers think, built our Pyramids? *Arabs from from the ’Saudi Arabia?’, our cloned arabs of North Sudan?, our evil juus (so-called israelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopians)?, the UN, their sleazy NGOs, Bantuses or the so-called ’vikings from Europe’ (Norway included)?. Mr. jubaone, watch this space chap>>>>

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            • 26 October 2019 07:18, by Pakuai

              I am one of the boys who would again *help bomb you cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, the US, their UK, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ financiers, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their Bantuses, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps here in our region, the IGAD and the AU.>>>>

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              • 26 October 2019 07:26, by Pakuai

                Mr. jubaone,
                No one wants anything that is connect to our ’enemies’:Priti Patel: Disgraced former minister who previously ...
                What the Priti Patel scandal tells us about the dark operations ...

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                • 26 October 2019 07:35, by Pakuai

                  ’Mr. Amin Dada went and fought’ in ’Korean war as a mercenary’ on behave of the ’UK’ and when he came back, he told the "Asians, Indians, white evils and some of their creeps in between to get of the hell out of Uganda". Here in my home town of Bor, the Koreans, South Koreans were brought to my home state of Jonglei. And were supposed to be resettled here in South Sudan. Mr. Ban Ki Moon,>>>>

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                  • 26 October 2019 08:24, by Pakuai

                    was a piece of trash who was behind the current war in South Sudan, South Sudanese piece of trashes. Korean war was fought by the UN in 1953. People of Korea; of North Korea and South Korea are the ’same people’. The US is the one playing balls with them. If the ’evil corporate America’ get her rubbish out of Korean peninsula, the people of North Korea and South Korea can ’even re-unite’>>>

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                    • 26 October 2019 08:30, by Pakuai

                      and get away with it. But here in South Sudan. That is not going to happen under the sun. We are not equal with *our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, white Americans, English people, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their evil juus (so-called israelis), some of their Bantuses, their gulf Arab states, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and of their creeps here in Africa>>>>

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    • 25 October 2019 20:22, by Pakuai

      Have an open mind about this fake news chap. Was Mr. Paul Malongdit even accused to have had committed a war crime by the same Europeans and Americans? Mr. Paul Malongdit and the other two were alleged to have to have gone to Hague in the Netherlands were the so-called International criminals court (ICC) is headquartered in.>>>>

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      • 25 October 2019 20:40, by Pakuai

        Why didn’t the so-called ICC arrested Mr. Paul Malongdit then if here were guilty of anything? Again, why did the so-called opposition groups move thousands of miles away from Africa to go and formed their so-called party in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe of all countries? Mr. Thomas Cirillo was advised by his handlers from the US, the UK, the UN and their sleazy NGOs to to steal the army money>>>

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        • 26 October 2019 03:34, by Pakuai

          and ran to ’their hotels, bars and brothels’ of Adis Ababa. Fools, who is keeping ’foreign puppets/stooges, thieves and traitors in foreign capitals? No one lowly educated South Sudanese fools, it is their ’foreign masters’ who hold them ’hostage. in foreign capitals. And their evil ’masters with their intrigues’ thought their ’bullshits were to be fought over here in our Nilotic plains>>>

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  • 25 October 2019 23:46, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    Just must be done in South Sudan in order to forgive each other in the country. Without justice, no peace

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