An Iron Fist in Lakes State: Law, Order, and Volatility on the Margins
Situation Update: Lakes state, South Sudan
Since his appointment as governor of Lakes state in June 2021, Rin Tueny Mabor has transformed the area from one of the most troubled in South Sudan to one of the most secure. His heavy-handed approach, however, has drawn controversy with allegations of human rights violations.
'An Iron Fist in Lakes State: Law, Order, and Volatility on the Margins'—a new Situation Update from the Small Arms Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment for Sudan and South Sudan (HSBA) project—discusses Rin Tueny’s methods, its effects, and the emerging challenges to his rule.
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This Situation Update was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.