Sending Office: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing
The Peace Process in South Sudan
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2200 Rayburn House Office Building
Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing
on the status of the ongoing peace process in South Sudan, the prospects for success and the obstacles to realization.
A peace deal brokered in September 2018 between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar ended a civil conflict that began in 2013 in the world’s newest country. Underlying what was initially a political dispute are tensions
between South Sudan’s two largest ethnicities, the Dinka and the Nuer. Sponsored by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development – a regional grouping of East African countries – and spearheaded by Sudan and Uganda, the tenuous peace agreement has thus far
held, albeit shakily.
Panelists will focus on the role of churches and civil society in particular in helping maintain peace and expand reconciliation and reconstruction.
- The Most Rev. Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, Catholic bishop of Tombura-Yambio Diocese, South Sudan
- David Dettoni, Director of Operations, Sudan Relief Fund
- Daniel Sullivan, Senior Advocate for Human Rights, Refugees International
This briefing will be open to Members of Congress, congressional staff, the interested public, and the media. For any questions, please contact
Piero Tozzi at 202-225-3765 (for Co-Chair Smith) or
Kimberly Stanton at 202-225-3599 (for Co-Chair McGovern).
Christopher H. Smith James P. McGovern
Member of Congress Member of Congress
Co-Chair, TLHRC Co-Chair, TLHRC
e-Dear Colleague version 2.0