New HSBA Briefing Paper on how Governor Rin Tueny Mabor has pacified opposition in Lakes state
Rin Tueny has achieved success in pacifying parts of Lakes state, including the Greater Rumbek area. His methods, however, have prioritised security and deterrence over human rights and legal norms. Consequently, there is little meaningful institutional oversight. While Lakes state may appear to be a ‘success’ story, a relapse into turmoil is possible.
Changing Lakes State? Rin Tueny’s Inclusive Deterrence Approach in Practice—a new Briefing Paper from the Small Arms Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment for Sudan and South Sudan (HSBA) project—analyses the components of Rin Tueny’s ‘inclusive deterrence’ approach in Lakes state, South Sudan, and its blind spots. It also discusses the possibility of this approach being institutionalized at the national level.
For more, check out:
- An Iron Fist in Lakes State: Law, Order, and Volatility on the Margins—a Situation Update from earlier this year that discusses Rin Tueny’s methods, its effects, and the emerging challenges to his rule
- Pay Day Loans and Backroom Empires: South Sudan’s Political Economy since 2018—a Briefing Paper about the predatory political economy in South Sudan
- The Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) project page
- South Sudan outputs in our Resource Library
Other news from the Survey:
- New Briefing Paper on the production of craft firearms in West Africa
- New HSBA Situation Update on power and violence in Warrap state, South Sudan
- New joint report on effective and innovative practices among European civilian firearm registries
- The Small Arms Survey and the Center for Security Studies (CENSS) joint press release on the Inception Meeting of the Ukrainian Network Group—The Risks Of Illicit Small Arms And Light Weapons Proliferation
- New HSBA Situation Update on the efforts to remove Alfred Futuyo Karaba, the governor of Western Equatoria state, South Sudan