South Sudan, a new independent state is born in 2011 thanks to the implementation of the right to self-determination. In the case of South Sudan, the right to self-determination evolved gradually until it reached remedial secession that was the only option available to Southerners after the failure of several attempts. Yet, after secession a new type of failure appeared emphasizing how the right to self-determination is deemed as a flawed right. Remedial secession did not remedy South Sudan and failed to respect human rights. A new kind of oppression appears that triggers a failed South Sudan. The thesis will propose that South Sudan continues to be an earned sovereignty as an ongoing process in order to be able to self-govern itself and to become a successful state.


Law Department

Degree Name

MA in International Human Rights Law

Graduation Date


Submission Date

May 2016

First Advisor

Moussa, Jasmine

Committee Member 1

Beckett, Jason

Committee Member 2

Sayed, Hani


67 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis


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