How the AU can Promote Transitional Justice in South Sudan

The African Union is mandated to help South Sudan to ensure accountability for past human
rights abuses through the establishment of a hybrid court. This mandate is derived from the
Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan, signed in 2015. The agreement also
makes provision for a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing and a Compensation and
Reparation Authority. In the face of continued violence in South Sudan, how can the African Union
assist in enabling an effective transitional justice strategy for the country?