The question of sovereignty: does sovereignty trump over human rights and lives of the innocents in the republic of South Sudan?
By Ocholamero Otir Bure Oroto, Australia
August 2, 2016 (SSB) — In this essay, I would like those who read between the lines to understand that the additional troops, as buffer zone is to ensure political solution prevails. This will save lives of thousands and prevent the negative impacts that follows militaristic approach that seems to prevail in South Sudan. Without such approach or related avenues, South Sudan is definitely going the wrong path and it is a failure of proper role of a sovereign state.
“Sovereignty no longer exclusively protects States from foreign interference; it is a charge of responsibility that holds States accountable for the welfare of their people.”(1) The killing of innocent people right from 2013 across the country, the violation of human rights, the disrespects of human lives has brought the country to the spotlight of the concerned global citizens and international organs.
Think of human lives, think about human rights, think about the innocents who have died and those who will continue to die, how about the rapping of women, rapping of young ladies. Do mental calculations of the sums of the suffering of the people of South Sudan due to the war that could have been prevented right at the office of Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army. These realities make a humane person to accept intervention as the only best alternative to the current lack of security and rampant unidentified gunmen.