ILAC visited South Sudan on an eight day fact finding trip, 17-24 March.
The purpose of the trip was to learn more about both the immediate and long term needs within the justice sector.
ILAC Africa Representative, Mr. Rodger Chongwe from Zambia, traveled together with Agneta Johansson, Deputy Director of ILAC, and met with different representatives of the justice sector. The meetings resulted in a better understanding of the needs, and of other international actors involvement in Southern Sudan. The ILAC delegation were also able to present ILAC to different actors within the legal sector, in the judiciary, and civil society organizations.
The next step is that we after the independence at 9 July, 2011, will send a team representing our member organisations to assess the situation more in detail and discuss what kind of programs and projects ILAC and its member organisations can contribute with, says Agneta Johansson.