In a report published this month, investigators from the UN Commission for Human Rights have named individuals whom they allege committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the violence which started in the country in 2013. The report is the culmination of hundreds of witness interviews and consideration of 58,000 documents.

As part of the 2015 peace deal, the African Union and South Sudan were to establish a hybrid court in order to try crimes arising from this conflict. In light of this report, there have been renewed calls for the hybrid court. The UN have previously accused the African Union of making itself complicit in the bloodshed by failing to set up the hybrid court with South Sudan.