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?