South Sudan Civil Society Referendum Taskforce

'Concerns About The Referendum On South Sudanese Self-Determination'

Workshop Outcome Statement

13 October 2010

SSCSRT workshop attendees (L to R): Merekaje Lorna, James Ninrew, Taban Kiston, Isaac Kunguru Kenyi, Florence Paul, David de Dau, Benjamin Ochiengh, Claire Mc Evoy.

On 12-13 October 2010 the South Sudan Civil Society Referendum Taskforce (SSCSRT) convened a workshop entitled 'Concerns about the Referendum on Southern Sudanese Self-Determination', facilitated by the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey, to discuss key issues concerning the upcoming referendum on Southern Sudanese self-determination, currently scheduled for no later than 9 January 2011.

The SSCSRT is a body composed of heads of non-governmental organizations and civil society networks in South Sudan. It represents a wide range of constituents, including in the areas of peace and justice, human rights, a free and open press, economic development, democratic reform, and armed violence-prevention, among many other sub-sectors. More than 160 civil society organizations are represented by the SSCSRT, as well as at least 35 media institutions.

The goal of the SSCSRT is: 'to assist the people of South Sudan to move successfully to and through the referendum process in the best way possible and to ensure that the right of Southern Sudanese people to choose their destiny is fully respected.'

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